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Stetz Family History

Stetz Name Meaning

German: nickname for a stockily built man from Middle High German stotze ‘clod lump log’. Compare Stetzer . Germanized or Americanized form of Polish and Rusyn (from Poland) Stec or Slovak and Rusyn (from Slovakia) Štec.

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

Similar surnames: Stotz, Stertz, Stetzel, Stetzer, Statz, Steltz, Spetz, Steitz, Stutz

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Where is the Stetz family from?

You can see how Stetz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stetz family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Stetz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Stetz families living in Illinois. This was about 43% of all the recorded Stetz's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Stetz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stetz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stetz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stetz. 30% of Stetz men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Stetz women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stetz were Machinist and Waitress. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Miner
  • Farmer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • New Worker
  • Clerk
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Stetz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stetz 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 546 immigration records available for the last name Stetz. 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 Stetz. For the veterans among your Stetz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stetz lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Stetz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Stetz in 1947 was 52, and 82 in 2004.

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