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Paeth Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin; perhaps an altered form of Päthe, from Middle Low German pade ‘godfather’, ‘male relative’, from Latin pater, or from the French name Peteu. Compare Pate.

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


Similar surnames: Peth, Gaeth, Paetz, Spieth, Vath, Kath, Pluth, Pech, Peet, Meth

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Where is the Paeth family from?

You can see how Paeth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paeth family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Paeth families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Paeth families living in Wisconsin. This was 100% of all the recorded Paeth's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Paeth families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Paeth surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Paeth ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Paeth. 50% of Paeth men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    50%
  • Farm Hand
    13%
  • Painter
    13%
  • Carpenter
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Paeth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paeth 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 130 immigration records available for the last name Paeth. 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 247 military records available for the last name Paeth. For the veterans among your Paeth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paeth lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Paeth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Paeth in 1962 was 66, and 29 in 2004.

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