Hertz Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from a personal name derived from a short form of the various Germanic compound names with the first element hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. German: nickname for a stout-hearted or kind-hearted individual, from Middle High German herze ‘heart’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Herz ‘heart’, Yiddish harts. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Herts, which is from Middle High German hir(t)z ‘deer’, ‘hart’ (see Hirsch). Dutch: variant of Hirsch. Danish and Swedish: probably of German origin.

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


Similar surnames: Hartz, Kertz, Gertz, Netz, Artz, Herde, Bertz, Herz, Wertz, Herod

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Hertz Family Origin

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Hertz Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hertz. The most common Hertz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Hertz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hertz family was Carpenter.

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Between 1942 and 2004, Hertz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Hertz in 1942 was 28, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hertz

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