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Gatz Family History

Gatz Name Meaning
German: from Gato, a short form of an old personal name formed with the same root as Middle High German gate ‘companion’.German (in eastern Germany): possibly from the Slavic personal name Gaczko.German: habitational name from a place so named in Pomerania.Americanized spelling of Ukrainian and Polish Gac.

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

28,258 Historical Documents with Gatz on Ancestry.com
8,138 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,915 Military Records
1,543 Immigration Records
7,003 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Gatz Families

  • Number of Gatz families
     23 - 43
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gatz families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Gatz last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gatz Family Origin

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Gatz Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Gatz

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Gatz Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gatz census records

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Gatz Civil War Service Records

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