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Gratz Name Meaning

South German (also Grätz): habitational name from any of several places in Austria (Graz) and Bohemia (Königgrätz Czech Hradec Králové). South German (also Grätz): from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name reflected by Old High German grātag ‘hungry greedy eager’. South German (also Grätz): from a short form of the personal name Pankratz from Latin Pancratius. Germanized (also Grätz) or Americanized form of Sorbian Grac and Polish Gracz: occupational name for a player or a nickname for a gambler from Lower Sorbian grac Polish gracz ‘player’. Compare Graetz .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kratz, Gatz, Gretz, Glatz, Ratz, Pretz, Grantz, Britz, Gritz, Patz

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Where is the Gratz family from?

You can see how Gratz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gratz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gratz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Gratz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Gratz's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gratz families in 1840.
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What did your Gratz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gratz. 14% of Gratz men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Gratz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gratz were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Waitress
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gratz. 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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There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Gratz. For the veterans among your Gratz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gratz lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Gratz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gratz in 1952 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

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