Gertz Family History

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Gertz Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from a Germanic personal name composed of gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant, under Russian influence (see Goren), of Herz.

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


Similar surnames: Hertz, Bertz, Gartz, Artz, Getz, Mertz, Giertz, Geron, Gentz, Goertz

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Gertz Family Origin

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Gertz Family Occupations

What did your Gertz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gertz family was Baker. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gertz. The most common Gertz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Gertz's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Baker

    4%

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Gertz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gertz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gertz 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gertz. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gertz. For the veterans among your Gertz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gertz Life Expectancy

What is the average Gertz lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gertz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gertz in 1954 was 31, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gertz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gertz 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 Gertz Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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