Kretzer Family History

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Kretzer Name Meaning

nickname for a juror or a collector of legal fines. occupational name for a basketmaker or a peddler, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kretze ‘basket’. habitational name for someone from Kretz, near Mayen in the Eifel Mountains. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kratzer.

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

Similar surnames: Kreutzer, Retzer, Krenzer, Kratzer, Kritzer, Pretzer, Netzer, Tretter

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Kretzer Family Origin

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Kretzer Family Occupations

What did your Kretzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kretzer family was Farming. The most common Kretzer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Kretzer's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kretzer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


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

Kretzer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kretzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kretzer 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 836 immigration records available for the last name Kretzer. 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 Kretzer. For the veterans among your Kretzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kretzer Life Expectancy

What is the average Kretzer lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Kretzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Kretzer in 1946 was 28, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kretzer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kretzer 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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