Retzlaff Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Retzlaff Name Meaning

German: from the Slavic personal name Radoslav or Ratislav.

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

Similar surnames: Ratzlaff, Tetzlaff, Wenzlaff, Pritzlaff, Butzlaff, Dethloff, Netzley

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.


Retzlaff Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Retzlaff name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Retzlaff. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

Explore the full experience here
  • Germanic Europe


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


Your own DNA-based ethnicity estimate will differ from what you see here. To get your personalized ethnicity estimate, order an AncestryDNA® kit.order an AncestryDNA® kit.

Order a DNA Kit Today

Retzlaff Family Origin

Where is the Retzlaff family from?

Retzlaff Family Occupations

What did your Retzlaff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, At Home and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Retzlaff. The most common Retzlaff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Retzlaff's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Retzlaff family was Bakery.

View Census data for Retzlaff | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • At Home

  • Painter

  • Bakery


United States shown, England data unavailable

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Retzlaff ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Retzlaff Historical Records

What Retzlaff family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Retzlaff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Retzlaff census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Retzlaff

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Retzlaff. 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.

View all Retzlaff immigration records

Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Retzlaff. For the veterans among your Retzlaff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Retzlaff military records

You've only scratched the surface of Retzlaff family history.

Retzlaff Life Expectancy

What is the average Retzlaff lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Retzlaff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Retzlaff in 1954 was 28, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Retzlaff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Retzlaff 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.

Famous Retzlaff Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name