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Ratz Family History

Ratz Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname, probably for an agile or opportunistic individual, from Middle High German ratz ‘rat’, ‘marten’, ‘polecat’.German (also Rätz): from a pet form of a compound personal name with the first element rad ‘advice’.Jewish (Ashkenazic): acronym of uncertain derivation.

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

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Name Distribution of Ratz Families

  • Number of Ratz families
     55 - 108
     19 - 54
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ratz Family Origin

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Ratz Immigration Information

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Ratz Family Occupations

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