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Hertz Family History

Hertz Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Herz and in North America (also) an altered form of this. Compare Gertz Germanized or Americanized form of Sorbian Herc (see Herz ). Danish and Swedish: of German origin (see Herz ).

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


Similar surnames: Hartz, Kertz, Gertz, Netz, Artz, Herde, Bertz, Herz, Wertz, Herod

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Where is the Hertz family from?

You can see how Hertz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hertz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hertz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 48 Hertz families living in London. This was about 71% of all the recorded Hertz's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hertz families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hertz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hertz ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Electrical Factor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hertz. 100% of Hertz men worked as an Electrical Factor and 49% of Hertz women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • Electrical Factor
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    49%
  • Private Means
    21%
  • Domestic Servant
    11%
  • Tapping Operator
    7%
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What Hertz family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Hertz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hertz 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Hertz. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Hertz. For the veterans among your Hertz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hertz lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hertz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Hertz in 1942 was 28, and 79 in 2004.

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