Ratzel Family History

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Ratzel Name Meaning

habitational name from a place so named in Lower Saxony. from a short form of a Germanic personal name (see Rath 2).

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


Similar surnames: Rathe, Rather, Ritzel, Randel, Rachel, Rater, Radel, Hazel, Katzen

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Ratzel Family Origin

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Ratzel Family Occupations

What did your Ratzel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ratzel family was Brick Mason. Farmer, Butcher and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ratzel. The most common Ratzel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Ratzel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Butcher

    13%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Brick Mason

    6%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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Ratzel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ratzel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ratzel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ratzel. 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 Ratzel. For the veterans among your Ratzel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ratzel Life Expectancy

What is the average Ratzel lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Ratzel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ratzel in 1958 was 28, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ratzel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ratzel 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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