Ketz Family History

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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

What did your Ketz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ketz. 16% of Ketz men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Ketz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ketz were Clerk and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Saleslady
    10%

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

Ketz Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 703 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 505 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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