Retzer Family History

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Retzer Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from Retz in Austria (see Retz). nickname for a tease, from an agent derivative of Middle High German ratzen ‘to scratch’. from a Slavic personal name based on the element rat ‘glad’ as in Radoslav.

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


Similar surnames: Kretzer, Fetzer, Netzer, Setzer, Metzer, Rater, Retter, Pretzer

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Retzer Family Origin

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Retzer Family Occupations

What did your Retzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Retzer. 20% of Retzer men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Retzer women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Retzer were Clerk and Secretary

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Secretary
    15%

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

Retzer Historical Records

What Retzer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Retzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Retzer 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 560 immigration records available for the last name Retzer. 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 Retzer. For the veterans among your Retzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Retzer Life Expectancy

What is the average Retzer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Retzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Retzer in 1962 was 71, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Retzer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Retzer 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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