Gatz Name Meaning

German: from Gato, a short form of an old personal name formed with the same root as Middle High German gate ‘companion’. German (in eastern Germany): possibly from the Slavic personal name Gaczko. German: habitational name from a place so named in Pomerania. Americanized spelling of Ukrainian and Polish Gac.

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

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Gatz Family Origin

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Gatz Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Cooper

    5%
  • Keeps House

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gatz. A less common occupation for the Gatz family was Keeps House. The most common Gatz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Gatz's were Farmers.

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Gatz Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, Gatz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gatz in 1953 was 44, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gatz

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