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Moritz Name Meaning

German Dutch Danish and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name Moritz a variant of Mauritz (from Latin Mauritius; see Morris ). Among Jews it was sometimes assumed as a surname by bearers of the personal names Mordecai and Moses .

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

Similar surnames: Britz, Mauritz, Moretz, Martz, Kritz, Mort, Morici, Moris, Mertz

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Where is the Moritz family from?

You can see how Moritz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moritz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Moritz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 20 Moritz families living in London. This was about 42% of all the recorded Moritz's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Moritz families in 1891.
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What did your Moritz ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Moritz. 78% of Moritz 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
  • Private Means
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Moritz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moritz 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Moritz. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Moritz. For the veterans among your Moritz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moritz lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Moritz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Moritz in 1949 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

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