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Krotz Name Meaning

German: from a short form of any of various Germanic personal names formed with hrod ‘renown’, ‘victory’. German: from Alemannic Grotz, meaning ‘shrimp’, possibly a nickname for a little man. Possibly a respelling of German Kratz.

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


Similar surnames: Kritz, Grotz, Kotz, Kratz, Kroth, Klotz, Kroll, Kretz, Pretz, Ratz

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Where is the Krotz family from?

You can see how Krotz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Krotz family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Krotz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Krotz families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Krotz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Krotz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Krotz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Krotz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Krotz. 25% of Krotz men worked as a Farmer and 42% of Krotz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Krotz were New Worker and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Labor
    8%
  • New Worker
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    42%
  • Clerk
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Krotz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Krotz 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 618 immigration records available for the last name Krotz. 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 894 military records available for the last name Krotz. For the veterans among your Krotz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Krotz lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Krotz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Krotz in 1956 was 42, and 67 in 2004.

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