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Paetz Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Pätz, a vernacular form of Peter.

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


Similar surnames: Patz, Petz, Pretz, Peetz, Pietz, Raetz, Paeth, Piet, Puetz, Ratz

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Where is the Paetz family from?

You can see how Paetz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paetz family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Paetz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Paetz families living in Indiana. This was about 25% of all the recorded Paetz's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Paetz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Paetz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Paetz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Paetz. 33% of Paetz men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Paetz women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Paetz were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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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
    33%
  • Laborer
    29%
  • New Worker
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    34%
  • Seamstress
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Paetz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paetz 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 946 immigration records available for the last name Paetz. 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 640 military records available for the last name Paetz. For the veterans among your Paetz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paetz lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Paetz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Paetz in 1959 was 53, and 95 in 2004.

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