Kautz Family History

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Kautz Name Meaning

nickname for a shy or strange person, from Middle High German kuz ‘screech owl’. possibly a variant of Kaut or Kausch 2.

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


Similar surnames: Bautz, Kaut, Kauth, Kritz, Klotz, Lautz, Ratz, Krutz, Keltz, Kauk

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Kautz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kautz name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    45%

  • Germanic Europe

    19%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    13%

  • Norway

    5%

  • Sweden

    4%

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Kautz Family Origin

Where is the Kautz family from?

Kautz Family Occupations

What did your Kautz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kautz. The most common Kautz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Kautz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kautz family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Kautz Historical Records

What Kautz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Kautz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kautz 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 Kautz. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Kautz. For the veterans among your Kautz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kautz Life Expectancy

What is the average Kautz lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Kautz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kautz in 1945 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kautz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kautz 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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