Lutz Family History

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Lutz Name Meaning

German: from a short form or pet form of Ludwig. South German (Lütz): from a short form of a name Luizo, Liuzo, derived from a Germanic name formed with liut- ‘people’ as the first element. French: habitational name from Lutz-en-Dunois in Eure-et-Loir. This is a common name in PA and OH.

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

Similar surnames: Kutz, Butz, Rutz, Putz, Utz, Litt, Luthi, Letz, Klutz, Laut

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Lutz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lutz name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Lutz Family Origin

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Lutz Family Occupations

What did your Lutz ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Lutz family was Plumber & Gas Fitter. Basket Maker, Beer House Keeper and Dress Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lutz. The most common Lutz occupation in the UK was Basket Maker. 14% of Lutz's were Basket Makers.

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  • Basket Maker

  • Beer House Keeper

  • Dress Maker

  • Plumber & Gas Fitter


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

Lutz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 151,000 census records available for the last name Lutz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lutz 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Lutz. 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 49,000 military records available for the last name Lutz. For the veterans among your Lutz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lutz Life Expectancy

What is the average Lutz lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Lutz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Lutz in 1943 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lutz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lutz 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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