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Petz Family History

Petz Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of a Slavic form of the personal name Peter, or from the personal names Bernhard or Berthold (in the southwest).

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


Similar surnames: Pitz, Patz, Betz, Pete, Pietz, Peto, Tetz, Metz, Perz, Peetz

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Where is the Petz family from?

You can see how Petz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Petz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Petz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Petz family living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Petz's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Petz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Petz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Petz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Petz. 17% of Petz men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Petz women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Petz were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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
    17%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
  • Teacher
    10%
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What Petz family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Petz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petz 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Petz. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Petz. For the veterans among your Petz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Petz lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Petz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Petz in 1946 was 49, and 80 in 2004.

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