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Roetzer Name Meaning

German (Rötzer):: habitational name for someone from a place in the Upper Palatinate (Bavaria) or Austria named Rötz. occupational name from Middle High German rœʒe ‘pool for soaking flax’ for a person working with hemp.

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


Similar surnames: Retzer, Roetzel, Koelzer, Metzer, Roemer, Roegner, Netzer, Pretzer

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Where is the Roetzer family from?

You can see how Roetzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roetzer family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Roetzer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Roetzer families living in Missouri. This was about 80% of all the recorded Roetzer's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Roetzer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Roetzer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Roetzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Manager and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Roetzer. 24% of Roetzer men worked as a Manager and 100% of Roetzer women worked as a Teacher. .

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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

  • Manager
    24%
  • Cashier
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    16%
  • Salesman
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    100%
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What Roetzer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 917 census records available for the last name Roetzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roetzer 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 122 immigration records available for the last name Roetzer. 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 155 military records available for the last name Roetzer. For the veterans among your Roetzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roetzer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Roetzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Roetzer in 1954 was 55, and 68 in 2004.

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