Petzel Family History

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Petzel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of Petz.

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


Similar surnames: Netzel, Wetzel, Oetzel, Hetzel, Metzel, Denzel, Petzold, Henzel

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Petzel Family Origin

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Petzel Family Occupations

What did your Petzel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Petzel occupation in the USA was Laborer. 33% of Petzel's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Petzel. A less common occupation for the Petzel family was Butcher.

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  • Laborer

    33%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Blacksmith

    7%
  • Butcher

    7%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Petzel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Petzel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Petzel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petzel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Petzel

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Petzel. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Petzel. For the veterans among your Petzel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Petzel Life Expectancy

What is the average Petzel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Petzel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Petzel in 1963 was 77, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Petzel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Petzel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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