Reitz Name Meaning

German (of Slavic origin): habitational name from a place near Stolpe in Pomerania called Reitz. German: from a late medieval short pet form of the personal name Richard or Heinrich (see Henry). Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish female personal name Raytse, of Germanic origin.

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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Reitz Family Origin

Where is the Reitz family from?

SHOW MORE

Reitz Family Occupations

What did your Reitz ancestors do for a living?

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

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reitz. The most common Reitz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Reitz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Reitz family was Blacksmith.

Source: Census data for Reitz | Data not to scale

Reitz Historical Records

What Reitz family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Reitz ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Reitz

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Reitz Life Expectancy

What is the average Reitz lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reitz 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Reitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Reitz in 1944 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reitz

Famous Reitz Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)

Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Look up another name