Pretz Family History

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Pretz Name Meaning

Austrian: unexplained; perhaps a variant of Protz, from a short form of the personal name Prokopius, or a nickname from Protz ‘toad’. German: habitational name from either of two places so named in Bavaria and Saxony, possibly also from Preetz in Schleswig-Holstein.

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


Similar surnames: Pritz, Gretz, Retz, Peetz, Gratz, Kretz, Rentz, Paetz, Bretz, Kritz

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Pretz Family Origin

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Pretz Family Occupations

What did your Pretz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pretz. The most common Pretz occupation in the USA was Laborer. 17% of Pretz's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Pretz family was Blacksmith.

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  • Laborer

    17%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

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

Pretz Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Pretz. 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 Pretz. For the veterans among your Pretz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pretz Life Expectancy

What is the average Pretz lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Pretz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pretz in 1962 was 79, and 95 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pretz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pretz 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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