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Franz Family History

Franz Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Franz, a vernacular form of Latin Franciscus (see Francis).

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

Similar surnames: Franc, Frano, Frenz, Frank, Franze, Ranz, Frans, Frana, Franko

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Where is the Franz family from?

You can see how Franz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Franz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Franz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 19 Franz families living in London. This was about 53% of all the recorded Franz's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Franz families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Franz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Franz ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Shopkeeper and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Franz. 50% of Franz men worked as a Shopkeeper and 100% of Franz women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • Shopkeeper
  • Designer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Franz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Franz 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Franz. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 22,000 military records available for the last name Franz. For the veterans among your Franz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Franz lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Franz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Franz in 1949 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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