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Kratz Family History

Kratz Name Meaning

German:: from a short form of the personal name Pankratz from Latin Pancratius. variant of the habitational name Kraatz from an old personal name formed with Old High German grātag ‘hungry greedy eager’.

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

Similar surnames: Gratz, Kretz, Kranz, Kritz, Ratz, Krotz, Artz, Britz, Pretz, Kraatz

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Where is the Kratz family from?

You can see how Kratz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kratz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kratz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Kratz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 92% of all the recorded Kratz's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kratz families in 1840.
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What did your Kratz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kratz. 16% of Kratz men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Kratz women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kratz were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Kratz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kratz 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Kratz. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Kratz. For the veterans among your Kratz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kratz lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Kratz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Kratz in 1945 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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