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Gratz Family History

Gratz Name Meaning

habitational name from several places so named in Austria, Bohemia, and Moravia. from a short form of a Germanic personal name reflected by Old High German gratag ‘greedy’. from a short form of the personal name Pankratz.

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


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 the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Gratz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Gratz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gratz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gratz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

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 US 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
    14%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Waitress
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Gratz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gratz 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 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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Draft Cards

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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