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Netz Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of various places called Neetze or Netze, from the Netze river, or from certain other localities such as Netzkamp in northern Germany. German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of nets, from Middle High German netz ‘net’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Netz or Yiddish nets ‘net’.

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


Similar surnames: Metz, Nett, Ketz, Tetz, Meth, Reitz, Spetz, Retz, Neth, Notz

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Where is the Netz family from?

You can see how Netz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Netz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Netz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Netz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 83% of all the recorded Netz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Netz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Netz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Netz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Netz. 28% of Netz men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Netz women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Netz were Truck Driver 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
    28%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    27%
  • Teacher
    27%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Saleslady
    14%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Netz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Netz 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 912 immigration records available for the last name Netz. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Netz. For the veterans among your Netz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Netz lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Netz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Netz in 1957 was 41, and 65 in 2004.

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