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Ratzlaff Family History

Ratzlaff Name Meaning
German (Pomeranian): from the Slavic personal name Ratislav, composed of the elements rad- ‘joyful’ + slav ‘glory’, ‘fame’, ‘praise’.

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

67,502 Historical Documents with Ratzlaff on Ancestry.com
8,448 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
860 Military Records
1,140 Immigration Records
7,725 Census and Voter Lists
49,329 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Ratzlaff Families

  • Number of Ratzlaff families
     23 - 44
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ratzlaff families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Ratzlaff last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Ratzlaff census records

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Ratzlaff Family Origin

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Ratzlaff Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Ratzlaff

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Ratzlaff Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Ratzlaff census records

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Ratzlaff Civil War Service Records

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