Kanitz Family History

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Kanitz Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Kanitz in Saxony, or from one of the similar place names in Germany and Bohemia; in some cases Czech kanec ‘boar’ may be the source of the name.

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


Similar surnames: Kranitz, Karnatz, Kant, Kritz, Abitz, Ravitz, Lantz, Kantz, Kemnitz

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Kanitz Family Origin

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Kanitz Family Occupations

What did your Kanitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kanitz. 16% of Kanitz men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Kanitz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kanitz were Machinist and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Machinist
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Manager
    7%
  • None
    7%
  • Servant
    7%

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

Kanitz Historical Records

What Kanitz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kanitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kanitz 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 751 immigration records available for the last name Kanitz. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kanitz. For the veterans among your Kanitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kanitz Life Expectancy

What is the average Kanitz lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kanitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kanitz in 1962 was 72, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kanitz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kanitz 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.

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