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Lorenz Family History

Lorenz Name Meaning

German Dutch and Spanish: from local forms (German Laurenz Lorenz Dutch Laurens Catalan Llorenç) of the Latin personal name Laurentius (see Lawrence ). This surname is also found in Poland Czechia France (Alsace and Lorraine) Sweden and Denmark. Compare Lorance Lorence and Lorentz . Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Czech Slovak Croatian and Slovenian Lorenc . Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of the German surname (see 1 above) or adoption the German Christian personal name as a surname. In some families it could be adopted or assigned because of a Jewish personal name having several sounds in common with Lorenz (compare Lazar ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lorenc, Lorenzo, Lorenzi, Loren, Toren, Llorens, Loden, Moren, Koren

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Where is the Lorenz family from?

You can see how Lorenz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lorenz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lorenz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 56 Lorenz families living in London. This was about 58% of all the recorded Lorenz's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Lorenz families in 1891.
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What did your Lorenz ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Lorenz. 75% of Lorenz 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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Mental Nurse
  • Householder
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Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Lorenz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lorenz 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Lorenz. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Lorenz. For the veterans among your Lorenz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lorenz lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Lorenz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Lorenz in 1941 was 57, and 77 in 2004.

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