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Schultz Name Meaning

German: status name for a village headman, from a contracted form of Middle High German schultheize. The term originally denoted a man responsible for collecting dues and paying them to the lord of the manor; it is a compound of sculd(a) ‘debt’, ‘due’ + a derivative of heiz(z)an ‘to command’. The surname is also established in Scandinavia. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Schulze (see 1 above). The reason for adoption are uncertain, but may perhaps have referred to a rabbi, seen as the head of a Jewish community, or to a trustee of a synagogue.

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


Similar surnames: Schuetz, Schulte, Schutz, Schatz, Schmeltz, Schuler, Schmutz, Schertz

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Where is the Schultz family from?

You can see how Schultz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schultz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schultz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 322 Schultz families living in Ontario. This was about 41% of all the recorded Schultz's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Schultz families in 1911.
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What did your Schultz ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Schultz. 51% of Schultz men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Schultz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schultz were Labourer and Machinist.

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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
    51%
  • Farmers Son
    9%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Labourer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Servant
    10%
  • Machinist
    10%
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Passenger Lists

There are 68,000 immigration records available for the last name Schultz. 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 108,000 military records available for the last name Schultz. For the veterans among your Schultz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schultz lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Schultz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schultz in 1940 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

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