Hertz Family History

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Hertz Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from a personal name derived from a short form of the various Germanic compound names with the first element hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. German: nickname for a stout-hearted or kind-hearted individual, from Middle High German herze ‘heart’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Herz ‘heart’, Yiddish harts. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Herts, which is from Middle High German hir(t)z ‘deer’, ‘hart’ (see Hirsch). Dutch: variant of Hirsch. Danish and Swedish: probably of German origin.

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

Similar surnames: Hartz, Kertz, Gertz, Netz, Artz, Herde, Bertz, Herz, Wertz, Herod

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Hertz Family Origin

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Hertz Family Occupations

What did your Hertz ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Electrical Factor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hertz. 7% of Hertz men worked as an Electrical Factor and 26% of Hertz women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hertz were Burma Commission civil Service reti and Cook General

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Electrical Factor
  • Baker Confectioner Ov
  • Broker (retired)
  • Burma Commission civil Service reti

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Servant
  • Cook General

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

Hertz Historical Records

What Hertz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Hertz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hertz 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Hertz. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hertz. For the veterans among your Hertz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hertz Life Expectancy

What is the average Hertz lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hertz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Hertz in 1942 was 28, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hertz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hertz 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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