Gretz Family History

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Gretz Name Meaning

German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name cognate with Old High German gratag ‘greedy’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Grätz, the German name of the Polish town Grodzisk, near Poznan.

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

Similar surnames: Gratz, Greth, Pretz, Grenz, Kretz, Gritz, Britz, Kratz, Netz, Retz

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Gretz Family Origin

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Gretz Family Occupations

What did your Gretz ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Porter Constructional and Private Meana (gomad were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gretz. 50% of Gretz men worked as a Porter Constructional and 34% of Gretz women worked as a Private Meana (gomad. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gretz were Publishers Mgr Retired and Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Porter Constructional
  • Publishers Mgr Retired

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Private Meana (gomad
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gretz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gretz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gretz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 571 immigration records available for the last name Gretz. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 706 military records available for the last name Gretz. For the veterans among your Gretz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gretz Life Expectancy

What is the average Gretz lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gretz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gretz in 1953 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gretz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gretz 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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