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Schantz Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German schanz ‘work jacket’ probably applied to someone who wore an unusual and noticeable one. German: topographic name from Late Middle High German schanze ‘defense structure earthwork’ earlier ‘(bundle of) brushwood’ piles of which were used to construct defense lines. The name may have been applied to someone who built or lived near such a structure. German: nickname for a gambler from Middle High German schanz(e) ‘game of dice hazard’. Altered form of Swiss German Tschantz . Compare Johns .

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

Similar surnames: Schatz, Schartz, Schrantz, Schmutz, Schertz, Schuetz, Schratz

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Where is the Schantz family from?

You can see how Schantz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schantz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schantz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 31 Schantz families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Schantz's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Schantz families in 1911.
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What did your Schantz ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Schantz. 84% of Schantz men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schantz. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Schantz. For the veterans among your Schantz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schantz lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Schantz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1952. The average life expectancy for Schantz in 1951 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

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