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Schatz Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a treasurer, from German Schatz ‘treasure’, Middle High German scha(t)z. It may also have been a nickname for a rich man (or ironically for a miser), or else for a well-liked person or a ladies’ favorite, from the use of the vocabulary word as a term of endearment. As a Jewish name it is mainly of ornamental origin. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from an acronym of the Hebrew phrase SHeliach-TSibur ‘emissary of the congregation’, an epithet of the cantor.

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


Similar surnames: Schutz, Schott, Schantz, Schuetz, Schartz, Schaul, Achatz, Schratz

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You can see how Schatz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schatz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schatz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 20 Schatz families living in Ontario. This was about 37% of all the recorded Schatz's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Schatz families in 1911.
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What did your Schatz ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Schatz. .

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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
    100%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Schatz. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Schatz. For the veterans among your Schatz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schatz lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Schatz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schatz in 1943 was 68, and 82 in 2004.

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