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Shurtz Family History

Shurtz Name Meaning

Partly Americanized spelling of German Schurz.

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


Similar surnames: Shurts, Shortz, Schurtz, Shultz, Shults, Shoultz, Shatz, Shantz

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Where is the Shurtz family from?

You can see how Shurtz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shurtz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Shurtz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Shurtz families living in Alberta. This was about 33% of all the recorded Shurtz's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Shurtz families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shurtz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shurtz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Shurtz. 27% of Shurtz men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Shurtz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shurtz were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Teacher
    18%
  • New Worker
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
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What Shurtz family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Shurtz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shurtz 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 289 immigration records available for the last name Shurtz. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Shurtz. For the veterans among your Shurtz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shurtz lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Shurtz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Shurtz in 1951 was 29, and 80 in 2004.

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