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

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Motz Family Origin

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Motz Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Baker

    3%

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In 1880, the most common Motz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Motz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Motz family was Baker. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Motz.

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Motz Historical Records

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Motz Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Motz

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