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Shortz Family History

Shortz Name Meaning

German: Americanized spelling of Schartz or Schurz.

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


Similar surnames: Shurtz, Shurts, Sholtz, Schurtz, Shultz, Sholty, Sheetz, Shirts

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Where is the Shortz family from?

You can see how Shortz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shortz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shortz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Shortz families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 40% of all the recorded Shortz's in Canada. Nova Scotia and 1 other province had the highest population of Shortz families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shortz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shortz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shortz. 36% of Shortz men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Shortz women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shortz were Foreman and New Worker.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    36%
  • Labor
    24%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Foreman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    25%
  • Winder
    25%
  • Weaver
    25%
  • New Worker
    25%
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What Shortz family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Shortz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shortz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 180 immigration records available for the last name Shortz. 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 331 military records available for the last name Shortz. For the veterans among your Shortz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shortz lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Shortz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Shortz in 1962 was 76, and 74 in 2004.

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