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Munz Family History

Munz Surname Meaning

Swiss German and German (rarely Münz): from a pet form of an ancient Germanic personal name Muno or Mundo formed with mun ‘thought’ and munt ‘protection guardianship’ respectively. German (Münz): nickname or topographic name from Middle High German münze ‘coin mint’. Compare Muenz and Muntz . Jewish (Ashkenazic; Münz): metonymic occupational name or artificial name from German Münze ‘mint’. Compare 2 above.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Munk, Muns, Menz, Mutz, Manz, Mund, Muni, Muno, Lutz, Banz

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Where is the Munz family from?

You can see how Munz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Munz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Munz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Munz families living in New Brunswick. This was 100% of all the recorded Munz's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Munz families in 1911.
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What did your Munz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Munz. 16% of Munz men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Munz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Munz were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
  • Maid
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Munz. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Munz. For the veterans among your Munz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Munz lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Munz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Munz in 1954 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

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