Bretz Name Meaning

German: probably habitational name from Breetz near Lüneburg, Lower Saxony.

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


Similar surnames: Gretz, Pretz, Beetz, Britz, Bitz, Retz, Bretl, Kretz, Spetz, Bream

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Bretz Family Origin

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Bretz Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bretz. The most common Bretz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Bretz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bretz family was Carpenter.

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Bretz Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Bretz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Bretz in 1953 was 53, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bretz

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