Ranz Name Meaning

German: from the Germanic personal name Rando, a short form of various names formed with rand ‘(shield) rim’ as the first element, or from a Slavic name formed with ranu ‘early’. German: from Middle High German ranz ‘sow’ or ‘strife’, or Middle High German rans ‘paunch’, a nickname from any of these senses. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Rantz.

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


Similar surnames: Rand, Rank, Ganz, Ratz, Kranz, Sanz, Danz, Rann, Hand, Banz

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Ranz Family Origin

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Ranz Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Mason Plasterer

    8%

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In 1880, the most common Ranz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Ranz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ranz family was Mason Plasterer. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ranz.

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Ranz Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, Ranz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Ranz in 1963 was 69, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ranz

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