Kertz Name Meaning

from Gero, Kero, a reduced and altered form of the personal name Gerhard (see Gerhardt), or sometimes a nickname for a greedy person, from Middle High German gere ‘greed’. from Middle High German kerze ‘candle’, applied as a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a candle or as a metonymic occupational name for a candle maker. from Polish Kierz, a topographic name from kierz ‘small bush’.

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


Similar surnames: Hertz, Ketz, Kerth, Kirtz, Keltz, Kurtz, Kritz, Netz, Geltz, Artz

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Kertz Family Origin

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Kertz Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Works In Saw Mill

    7%

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kertz. A less common occupation for the Kertz family was Works In Saw Mill. The most common Kertz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Kertz's were Farmers.

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Kertz Historical Records

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Kertz Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1961 and 2004, Kertz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kertz in 1961 was 65, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kertz

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