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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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Where is the Kritz family from?

You can see how Kritz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kritz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kritz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Kritz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 83% of all the recorded Kritz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kritz families in 1840.
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What did your Kritz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kritz. 21% of Kritz men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Kritz women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kritz were Proprietor and Saleslady.

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Saleslady
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 745 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 Cards

There are 953 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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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.

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