Bretz Family History

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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

What did your Bretz ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bretz ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bretz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bretz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bretz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Bretz

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Bretz. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bretz. For the veterans among your Bretz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bretz Life Expectancy

What is the average Bretz lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bretz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bretz ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Bretz Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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