Holtz Family History

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Holtz Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German holz ‘small wood’, ‘copse’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Holz ‘wood’, either an ornamental name or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter or someone who sold wood.

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

Similar surnames: Goltz, Holt, Boltz, Hotz, Kotz, Molt, Holte, Holm, Pultz, Moltz

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Holtz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Holtz name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Holtz. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Holtz Family Origin

Where is the Holtz family from?

Holtz Family Occupations

What did your Holtz ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coml Travr, Professor Of Music & Dancing and Retired Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holtz. A less common occupation for the Holtz family was Woollen Merchant(Cloth). The most common Holtz occupation in the UK was Coml Travr. 25% of Holtz's were Coml Travrs.

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  • Coml Travr

  • Professor Of Music & Dancing

  • Retired Merchant

  • Woollen Merchant(Cloth)


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Holtz ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Holtz Historical Records

What Holtz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Holtz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holtz 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Holtz. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Holtz. For the veterans among your Holtz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holtz Life Expectancy

What is the average Holtz lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Holtz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Holtz in 1945 was 63, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Holtz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Holtz 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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