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Zentz Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the personal name Vinzentz, German form of Vincent.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Wentz, Gentz, Rentz, Metz, Mente, Hentz, Enz, Werntz, Kintz, Feltz

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Where is the Zentz family from?

You can see how Zentz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zentz family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Zentz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Zentz families living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Zentz's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Zentz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zentz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zentz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zentz. 29% of Zentz men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Zentz women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zentz were Carpenter and Stenographer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Sales Lady
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
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What Zentz family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Zentz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zentz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 156 immigration records available for the last name Zentz. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 915 military records available for the last name Zentz. For the veterans among your Zentz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zentz lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Zentz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Zentz in 1950 was 46, and 83 in 2004.

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