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Kritz Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a gristmiller, from Middle High German grütze ‘grits’. German: from a Slavic form of the personal name Christian, possibly from Czech Kríž (see Kriz). German: from a dialect variant of Kreutz. Jewish (from Ukraine): nickname or occupational nickname for a wool carder or barber, from Yiddish krits ‘scratch’. Compare Kratzer.

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


Similar surnames: Britz, Gritz, Kriz, Kotz, Kitz, Krotz, Kratz, Kretz, Pritz, Klitz

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Kritz Family Origin

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Kritz Family Occupations

What did your Kritz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, farmer, Laborer and Laborer For R. Road Co. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kritz. A less common occupation for the Kritz family was Teamster. The most common Kritz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Kritz's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Laborer For R. Road Co.

    7%
  • Teamster

    7%

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

Kritz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kritz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kritz 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kritz. 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 Kritz. For the veterans among your Kritz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kritz Life Expectancy

What is the average Kritz lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kritz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kritz in 1944 was 40, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kritz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kritz 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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