Gratz Family History
Gratz Name Meaning
South German (also Grätz): habitational name from any of several places in Austria (Graz) and Bohemia (Königgrätz Czech Hradec Králové). South German (also Grätz): from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name reflected by Old High German grātag ‘hungry greedy eager’. South German (also Grätz): from a short form of the personal name Pankratz from Latin Pancratius. Germanized (also Grätz) or Americanized form of Sorbian Grac and Polish Gracz: occupational name for a player or a nickname for a gambler from Lower Sorbian grac Polish gracz ‘player’. Compare Graetz .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press