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Metz Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the female personal name Mechthild, composed of Germanic maht ‘might’, ‘strength’ + hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Metz in Lorraine, which took its name from a Gaulish tribe, the Mediomatrici; in the name of the place this became abbreviated to Mettis, hence the modern name. German: from Mätz, a short form of the personal name Matthias (see Matthew). North German: metonymic occupational name for a cutler, from Middle Low German messet, metset ‘knife’, ‘dagger’ or Middle High German metz(e) ‘knife’. Compare Messer 1. This name is also established in Poland.

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


Similar surnames: Netz, Menz, Tetz, Meth, Ketz, Metze, Mutz, Reitz, Letz, Motz

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Metz Family Origin

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Metz Family Occupations

What did your Metz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Metz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Metz's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Metz. A less common occupation for the Metz family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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Metz Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Metz Life Expectancy

What is the average Metz lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Metz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Metz in 1942 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Metz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Metz 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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