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Raatz Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place so named (now Racz) in Lower Silesian Voivodeship Poland. German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with rād rāt ‘advice counsel’. Germanized form of Sorbian Radc or Rac: status name or occupational name from Lower Sorbian radc ‘councillor’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Raetz, Ratz, Baatz, Faatz, Reitz, Gratz, Kraatz, Raddatz, Ranz, Raak

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Where is the Raatz family from?

You can see how Raatz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Raatz family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Raatz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Raatz families living in Texas. This was about 32% of all the recorded Raatz's in USA. Texas had the highest population of Raatz families in 1880.
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What did your Raatz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Raatz. 49% of Raatz men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Raatz women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Raatz were Salesman and Farm Work. .

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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
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
  • Assembler
  • Farm Work
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Raatz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raatz 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 577 immigration records available for the last name Raatz. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Raatz. For the veterans among your Raatz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Raatz lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Raatz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Raatz in 1960 was 56, and 81 in 2004.

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