Martz Family History

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Martz Name Meaning

(also Märtz): from a nickname or personal name for someone who was born or baptized in the month of March, Middle High German merz (see March 2), or who had some other special connection with the month, such as owing a feudal obligation then. (Märtz): from a short form of a personal name such as Martin 1 or Mark 1. from a Germanic personal name, Marizo (which became Mar(t)zo), a pet form of compound names formed with mari ‘famous’ as the first element.

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

Similar surnames: Marti, Hartz, Bartz, Mart, Artz, Marte, Marty, Mars, Matz, Marko

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Martz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Martz name?

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


  • Norway


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Martz Family Origin

Where is the Martz family from?

Martz Family Occupations

What did your Martz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Martz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Martz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Martz family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Martz.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Martz Historical Records

What Martz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Martz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Martz 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 Martz. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Martz. For the veterans among your Martz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Martz Life Expectancy

What is the average Martz lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Martz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Martz in 1947 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Martz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Martz 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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