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Gritz Family History

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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Where is the Gritz family from?

You can see how Gritz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gritz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gritz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Gritz family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Gritz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gritz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gritz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gritz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gritz. 18% of Gritz men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Gritz women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gritz were Labor and Housewife.

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Labor
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    19%
  • Operator
    15%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 852 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 Cards

There are 755 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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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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