Lenz Name Meaning

German: from a personal name, in which two originally distinct names have fallen together: a pet form of the personal name Lorenz, and the Germanic personal name Lanzo, which was originally a short form of any of several compound names with land ‘land’ as the first element, e.g. Lambrecht (see Lambert). German: nickname from Middle High German lenz e ‘spring’ from lang ‘long’, since in this season the days grow longer. The name may also have been bestowed on someone who was born in the spring or who owed rent or service at that time of year, or it may have denoted someone who was of a sunny and spring-like disposition. German: habitational name from any of several places named Lenz. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Lenz ‘spring’ (see 2), one of the class of ornamental names adopted from words denoting the seasons. Compare Summer, Winter, Herbst, Fruhling.

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


Similar surnames: Menz, Letz, Denz, Len, Leng, Lind, Linz, Sens, Benz, Lunz

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Lenz Family Origin

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Lenz Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    31%
  • Going To School

    15%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Broom Maker

    8%

In 1881, the most common Lenz occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 31% of Lenz's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Lenz family was Broom Maker. Carpenter, Going To School and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lenz.

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Between 1944 and 2004, Lenz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Lenz in 1944 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lenz

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