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Fetz Family History

Fetz Name Meaning

nickname for a sloppy, disorderly person, from Middle High German vetze ‘scrap’, ‘rag’. probably a variant of Fath 2.

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


Similar surnames: Ketz, Letz, Feth, Netz, Metz, Fett, Fey, Feig, Getz, Bitz

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Where is the Fetz family from?

You can see how Fetz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fetz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Fetz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 30 Fetz families living in Indiana. This was about 27% of all the recorded Fetz's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Fetz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fetz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fetz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fetz. 15% of Fetz men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Fetz women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fetz were Salesman and Clerk.

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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
    15%
  • Farm Hand
    11%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Nurse
    34%
  • Housewife
    23%
  • Music Teacher
    23%
  • Clerk
    23%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fetz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fetz 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 578 immigration records available for the last name Fetz. 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 732 military records available for the last name Fetz. For the veterans among your Fetz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fetz lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Fetz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Fetz in 1964 was 71, and 77 in 2004.

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