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Deetz Family History

Deetz Name Meaning

North German: from a variant of Deth or some other short form of an old personal name formed with Old High German theudo ‘people’, ‘nation’. Americanized spelling of German Dietz.

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


Similar surnames: Dietz, Metz, Deitz, Beetz, Ketz, Peetz, Zentz, Pretz, Raetz, Netz

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Where is the Deetz family from?

You can see how Deetz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deetz family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Deetz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Deetz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Deetz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Deetz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deetz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deetz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Deetz. 31% of Deetz men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Deetz women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deetz were Foreman and Stenographer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Foreman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    20%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Deetz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deetz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 331 immigration records available for the last name Deetz. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Deetz lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Deetz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Deetz in 1963 was 77, and 74 in 2004.

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