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Kertz Name Meaning

German:: from Gero Kero a shortened and altered form of the personal name Gerhard (see Gerhardt ) or sometimes a nickname for a greedy person from Middle High German gere ‘greed’. from Middle High German kerze ‘candle’ applied as a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a candle or as a metonymic occupational name for a candlemaker. from Polish Kierz a topographic name from kierz ‘small bush’.

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


Similar surnames: Hertz, Ketz, Kerth, Kirtz, Keltz, Kurtz, Kritz, Netz, Geltz, Artz

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Where is the Kertz family from?

You can see how Kertz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kertz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kertz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Kertz families living in Middlesex. This was 100% of all the recorded Kertz's in United Kingdom. Middlesex had the highest population of Kertz families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kertz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kertz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kertz. 18% of Kertz men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Kertz women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kertz were Machinist 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
    18%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    13%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Maid
    10%
  • New Worker
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kertz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kertz 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 651 immigration records available for the last name Kertz. 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 569 military records available for the last name Kertz. For the veterans among your Kertz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kertz lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Kertz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kertz in 1961 was 65, and 76 in 2004.

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