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Kretzer Family History

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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Where is the Kretzer family from?

You can see how Kretzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kretzer family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Kretzer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Kretzer families living in Maryland. This was about 78% of all the recorded Kretzer's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Kretzer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kretzer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kretzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kretzer. 29% of Kretzer men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Kretzer women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kretzer were Machinist 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

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    14%
  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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