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Peitz Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place so named near Cottbus.

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

Similar surnames: Zeitz, Pritz, Reitz, Beitz, Pentz, Meitz, Seltz, Beetz, Putz, Neitz

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Where is the Peitz family from?

You can see how Peitz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peitz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Peitz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 24 Peitz families living in Missouri. This was about 36% of all the recorded Peitz's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Peitz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Peitz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Peitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Peitz. 27% of Peitz men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Peitz women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peitz were Salesman and Housework.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Waitress
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Peitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peitz 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 495 immigration records available for the last name Peitz. 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 973 military records available for the last name Peitz. For the veterans among your Peitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peitz lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Peitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Peitz in 1962 was 78, and 92 in 2004.

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