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Getz Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Götz (see Goetz).

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


Similar surnames: Gutz, Gertz, Netz, Gaetz, Metz, Gretz, Goetz, Genz, Artz, Fetz

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Where is the Getz family from?

You can see how Getz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Getz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Getz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 48 Getz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 87% of all the recorded Getz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Getz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Getz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Getz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Getz. 17% of Getz men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Getz women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Getz were Truck Driver and Waitress.

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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
    17%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Waitress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Getz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Getz 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Getz. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Getz. For the veterans among your Getz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Getz lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Getz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Getz in 1946 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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