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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kurtz

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  • A user from Ohio, United States says the name Kurtz is of German origin and means "Short".

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Notable Persons Named Kurtz

Kurtz was born in 1854 in Berlin. He passed away in 1921.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Kurtz

Swoosie Kurtz is an actress. She was most active from 1962 to 1962. Swoosie was born Swoosie Kurtz on September 6th, 1944 in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.



Howard Kurtz is a journalist and author. Howard was given the name Howard Alan Kurtz on August 1st, 1953 in Brooklyn.


Gary Kurtz is a film producer. He was most prominent from 1965 to present. Gary was given the name Gary Douglas Kurtz on July 27th, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, United States.


Jeralean was given the name Jeralean Kurtz on May 23rd, 1899 in Montrose, Georgia. She died on June 17th, 2015.


Scott Kurtz is a comics creator.


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Popularity of Kurtz as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kurtz U.S.
  White 94.87% 64.26%
  African American 1.15% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.30% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.42% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.70% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kurtz

People with the last name Kurtz are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kurtz

  • How Popular is the name Kurtz? As a last name Kurtz was the 1,476th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Kurtz first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Kurtz is Saturday, October 9th, 1869.
  • How unique is the name Kurtz? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Kurtz. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Kurtz: Your name in reverse order is Ztruk. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Krtzu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kurtz? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 24,216 people with the last name Kurtz.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kurtz? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Kurtz as their last name.

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