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

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Laborer For R. Road Co.

    7%
  • Teamster

    7%

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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Kritz Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kritz

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