Paz Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: from the Marian epithet paz ‘peace’ (Latin pax, genitive pacis): María de la Paz (Spanish), Maria da Paz (Portuguese). The name was often assumed, as an approximate translation of the Hebrew personal name Shelomo, by Jews converted to Christianity.

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

Similar surnames: Pan, Patz, Baz, Pal, Pau, Mar, Pay, Vaz, Pac, Pao

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Paz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Paz name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Paz. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Paz Family Origin

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Paz Family Occupations

What did your Paz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Paz family was At Home. Farmer, Keeps House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Paz. The most common Paz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Paz's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeps House

  • Laborer

  • At Home


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Paz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Paz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paz 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Paz. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Paz. For the veterans among your Paz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Paz Life Expectancy

What is the average Paz lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Paz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Paz in 1942 was 59, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Paz ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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