Kertz Family History

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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

What did your Kertz ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Kertz.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer

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Kertz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kertz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kertz 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 651 immigration records available for the last name Kertz. 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 569 military records available for the last name Kertz. For the veterans among your Kertz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kertz Life Expectancy

What is the average Kertz lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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