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Gritz Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Grütz, a metonymic occupational name for a miller, from Middle High German griuze, grütz e ‘grits’, or possibly a reduced form of derivatives such as Grützmacher (see Gruetzmacher).

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


Similar surnames: Kritz, Tritz, Ritz, Gretz, Grieb, Britz, Gratz, Geltz, Ratz, Crite

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Gritz Family Origin

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Gritz Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Gritz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 80% of Gritz's were Farmers. Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gritz.

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  • Farmer

    80%
  • Laborer

    20%

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Gritz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gritz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gritz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Gritz. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gritz. For the veterans among your Gritz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gritz Life Expectancy

What is the average Gritz lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gritz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gritz in 1962 was 76, and 86 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gritz ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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