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Bortz Family History

Bortz Surname Meaning

German: nickname for a little fellow from a Low German dialect word meaning ‘buttocks stump’. Compare Ports . Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from a place in Lithuania called Bortsi in Russian.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bort, Bartz, Borth, Boortz, Boltz, Portz, Britz, Nortz, Borts, Burtz

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Where is the Bortz family from?

You can see how Bortz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bortz family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bortz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Bortz families living in Manitoba. This was about 53% of all the recorded Bortz's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Bortz families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bortz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bortz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bortz. 17% of Bortz men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Bortz women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bortz were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Saleslady
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Bortz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bortz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 750 immigration records available for the last name Bortz. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Bortz. For the veterans among your Bortz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bortz lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bortz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Bortz in 1943 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

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