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Gretz Name Meaning

German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name cognate with Old High German grātag ‘greedy’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Grätz the German name of the Polish town Grodzisk near Poznań in Greater Poland Voivodeship.

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

Similar surnames: Gratz, Greth, Pretz, Grenz, Kretz, Gritz, Britz, Kratz, Netz, Retz

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Where is the Gretz family from?

You can see how Gretz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gretz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gretz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Gretz families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Gretz's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gretz families in 1840.
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What did your Gretz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gretz. 40% of Gretz men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Gretz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gretz were Truck Driver and Nurse. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
  • Clerk
  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gretz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gretz 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 571 immigration records available for the last name Gretz. 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 706 military records available for the last name Gretz. For the veterans among your Gretz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gretz lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gretz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gretz in 1953 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

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