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Garlitz Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of two places so named in Mecklenburg and near Berlin. Possibly an altered spelling of the German surname Görlitz, a habitational name from any of several places named Garlitz.

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


Similar surnames: Gerlitz, Gartz, Garlin, Gritz, Goerlitz, Gratz, Marwitz, Britz

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Where is the Garlitz family from?

You can see how Garlitz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garlitz family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Garlitz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Garlitz families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Garlitz's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Garlitz families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Garlitz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Garlitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Garlitz. 24% of Garlitz men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Garlitz women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garlitz were Farm Laborer and New Worker. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farm Hand
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Waitress
    22%
  • Seamstress
    15%
  • New Worker
    15%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Garlitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garlitz 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 125 immigration records available for the last name Garlitz. 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 714 military records available for the last name Garlitz. For the veterans among your Garlitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garlitz lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Garlitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Garlitz in 1960 was 54, and 67 in 2004.

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