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Kritz Family History

Kritz Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a gristmiller, from Middle High German grütze ‘grits’. German: from a Slavic form of the personal name Christian, possibly from Czech Kríž (see Kriz). German: from a dialect variant of Kreutz. Jewish (from Ukraine): nickname or occupational nickname for a wool carder or barber, from Yiddish krits ‘scratch’. Compare Kratzer.

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

Similar surnames: Britz, Gritz, Kriz, Kotz, Kitz, Krotz, Kratz, Kretz, Pritz, Klitz

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Where is the Kritz family from?

You can see how Kritz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kritz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kritz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Kritz family living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Kritz's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Kritz families in 1891.
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What did your Kritz ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Salesman (gents Outfitter) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Kritz. 100% of Kritz men worked as a Salesman (gents Outfitter) and 100% of Kritz women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • Salesman (gents Outfitter)

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

There are 745 immigration records available for the last name Kritz. 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 Cards

There are 953 military records available for the last name Kritz. For the veterans among your Kritz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kritz lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kritz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kritz in 1944 was 40, and 68 in 2004.

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