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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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In 1921, Farmer and Shoe Builder were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Lenz. 64% of Lenz men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Lenz women worked as a Shoe Builder. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lenz were Cuardier and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Machine Hand
  • Cuardier

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Shoe Builder
  • Bookkeeper

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

Lenz Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 20,000 military records available for the last name Lenz. For the veterans among your Lenz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lenz Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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