Gertz Family History

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Gertz Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from a Germanic personal name composed of gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant, under Russian influence (see Goren), of Herz.

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


Similar surnames: Hertz, Bertz, Gartz, Artz, Getz, Mertz, Giertz, Geron, Gentz, Goertz

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Gertz Family Origin

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Gertz Family Occupations

What did your Gertz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gertz. 11% of Gertz men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Gertz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gertz were Salesman and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    11%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Machinist
    9%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%

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

Gertz Historical Records

What Gertz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Gertz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gertz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gertz. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Gertz. For the veterans among your Gertz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gertz Life Expectancy

What is the average Gertz lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gertz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gertz in 1954 was 31, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gertz ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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