Metz Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the female personal name Mechthild, composed of Germanic maht ‘might’, ‘strength’ + hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Metz in Lorraine, which took its name from a Gaulish tribe, the Mediomatrici; in the name of the place this became abbreviated to Mettis, hence the modern name. German: from Mätz, a short form of the personal name Matthias (see Matthew). North German: metonymic occupational name for a cutler, from Middle Low German messet, metset ‘knife’, ‘dagger’ or Middle High German metz(e) ‘knife’. Compare Messer 1. This name is also established in Poland.

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


Similar surnames: Netz, Menz, Tetz, Meth, Ketz, Metze, Mutz, Reitz, Letz, Motz

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Metz Family Origin

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Metz Family Occupations

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  • Cigar Maker

    17%
  • Manufacturers Agent

    17%
  • Parcel Corrier (Employing 1 Men & 1 Boy)

    17%
  • Pork Butcher

    17%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Metz family was Pork Butcher. Cigar Maker, Manufacturers Agent and Parcel Corrier (Employing 1 Men & 1 Boy) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Metz. The most common Metz occupation in the UK was Cigar Maker. 17% of Metz's were Cigar Makers.

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Between 1942 and 2004, Metz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Metz in 1942 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Metz

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