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Peetz Family History

Peetz Name Meaning

from a pet form of the personal name Petrus (see Peter). possibly a habitational name from Peetz in Brandenburg or Peetzig in Pomerania.

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


Similar surnames: Pretz, Peet, Petz, Paetz, Peets, Rentz, Pietz, Patz, Pentz, Deetz

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Where is the Peetz family from?

You can see how Peetz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peetz family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Peetz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 25 Peetz families living in Missouri. This was about 28% of all the recorded Peetz's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Peetz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Peetz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Peetz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Peetz. 42% of Peetz men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Peetz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peetz were Farm Laborer and Nurse.

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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
    42%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Mechanic
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Cook
    14%
  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Nurse
    14%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Peetz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peetz 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 982 immigration records available for the last name Peetz. 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 Peetz. For the veterans among your Peetz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peetz lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Peetz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Peetz in 1950 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

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