Kretz Family History

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Kretz Name Meaning

German: from the medieval personal name Krezzo. German: from a reduced pet form of the personal name Pankratz.

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


Similar surnames: Kratz, Gretz, Kritz, Pretz, Ketz, Krotz, Artz, Kotz, Gratz, Britz

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Kretz Family Origin

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Kretz Family Occupations

What did your Kretz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kretz family was Cooper. The most common Kretz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Kretz's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kretz.

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    15%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Cooper

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kretz ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kretz Historical Records

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Census Record

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

Search 1940's US census records for Kretz

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Kretz. 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 Kretz. For the veterans among your Kretz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kretz Life Expectancy

What is the average Kretz lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kretz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kretz in 1953 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kretz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kretz 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.

Famous Kretz Family

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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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