Retz Family History

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Retz Name Meaning

from a short form of the personal names Rezo, Razo. habitational name from any of several places named Retz or Retzen in northwestern Germany and Austria.

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


Similar surnames: Rentz, Rutz, Pretz, Tetz, Reitz, Rotz, Rietz, Reetz, Gretz, Metz

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Retz Family Origin

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Retz Family Occupations

What did your Retz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Retz. A less common occupation for the Retz family was Carpenter. The most common Retz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Retz's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Butcher

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Retz Historical Records

What Retz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Retz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Retz 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 Retz

Passenger List

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

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Retz Life Expectancy

What is the average Retz lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Retz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Retz in 1944 was 36, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Retz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Retz 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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