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Kretz Family History

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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Where is the Kretz family from?

You can see how Kretz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kretz family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Kretz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 51 Kretz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 24% of all the recorded Kretz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kretz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kretz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kretz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kretz. 17% of Kretz men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Kretz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kretz were Clerk and Bookkeeper.

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Secretary
    7%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 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.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 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 Cards

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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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.

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