Motz Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Motz Name Meaning

(also Mötz) nickname for a grubby, unkempt individual, or an obstinate one, from Swabian dialect motz ‘dirt’. variant of Mautz. short form of the personal name Matthäus (see Matthew).

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

Similar surnames: Metz, Motl, Gotz, Kotz, Mott, Notz, Matz, Hotz, Mutz, Montz

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Motz Family Origin

Where is the Motz family from?

Motz Family Occupations

What did your Motz ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Furrier and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Motz. 34% of Motz men worked as a Furrier and 72% of Motz women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Motz were Research Engineer (ra and School Teacher

View Census data for Motz | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Furrier
  • Joinery Woodworker
  • Research Engineer (ra

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Leather Fancy Goods Machinist
  • School Teacher

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Motz Historical Records

What Motz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Motz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Motz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Motz

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Motz. 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.

View all Motz immigration records

Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Motz. For the veterans among your Motz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Motz military records

You've only scratched the surface of Motz family history.

Motz Life Expectancy

What is the average Motz lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Motz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Motz in 1951 was 24, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Motz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Motz 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.

Famous Motz Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name