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Ketz Name Meaning

modern reflex of the Old High German personal name Cazo, which derives from the unexplained root kad-. from Middle High German katze ‘cat’; probably short for a more usual derivative such as Ketzel, a nickname for a cat-lover or breeder, or for someone with feline qualities, or Kätzmayr (see Katzenmeyer). nickname from Middle High German ketzer ‘heretic’, ‘free-thinker’.

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


Similar surnames: Kertz, Kotz, Metz, Keltz, Letz, Netz, Fetz, Kutz, Kitz, Katz

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Ketz Family Origin

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Ketz Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Ketz occupation in the USA was Laborer. 20% of Ketz's were Laborers. Laborer, Boarding Children and Commission Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ketz. A less common occupation for the Ketz family was Dry Goods.

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  • Laborer

    20%
  • Boarding Children

    10%
  • Commission Merchant

    10%
  • Dry Goods

    10%

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Ketz Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Ketz. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ketz. For the veterans among your Ketz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ketz Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Ketz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ketz in 1954 was 60, and 87 in 2004.

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