Kurtz Family History

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Kurtz Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone who was short in stature, from Middle High German kur(t)z, German kurz ‘short’.

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

Similar surnames: Kurta, Kertz, Wurtz, Kurz, Klotz, Kuntz, Kritz, Kirtz, Keltz, Kuhrt

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Kurtz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kurtz name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kurtz. 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


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Kurtz Family Origin

Where is the Kurtz family from?

Kurtz Family Occupations

What did your Kurtz ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Manufacturing Chemist, Baker and Licensed Victualler were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kurtz. A less common occupation for the Kurtz family was Master Baker. The most common Kurtz occupation in the UK was Manufacturing Chemist. 21% of Kurtz's were Manufacturing Chemists.

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  • Manufacturing Chemist

  • Baker

  • Licensed Victualler

  • Master Baker


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

Kurtz Historical Records

What Kurtz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 94,000 census records available for the last name Kurtz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kurtz 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Kurtz. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Kurtz. For the veterans among your Kurtz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kurtz Life Expectancy

What is the average Kurtz lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kurtz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kurtz in 1942 was 65, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kurtz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kurtz 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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