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Raetz Name Meaning

German (also Rätz): from a short form of any of various Germanic compound personal names formed with rad, rat ‘advice’, ‘counsel’.

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


Similar surnames: Raatz, Ratz, Retz, Martz, Paetz, Gratz, Gretz, Reitz, Kratz, Ruetz

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Where is the Raetz family from?

You can see how Raetz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Raetz family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Raetz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Raetz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 19% of all the recorded Raetz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Raetz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Raetz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Raetz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Raetz. 29% of Raetz men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Raetz women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Raetz were Laborer and House 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
    29%
  • Machinist
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    27%
  • Housewife
    22%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
  • House Work
    11%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Raetz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raetz 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 477 immigration records available for the last name Raetz. 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 709 military records available for the last name Raetz. For the veterans among your Raetz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Raetz lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Raetz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Raetz in 1957 was 48, and 87 in 2004.

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