Spetz Family History

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Spetz Name Meaning

German: variant of Specke (see Specker), a topographic name from Middle High German specke ‘corduroy road’, ‘wooden bridge’, for someone who lived near one; or a habitational name from the river Spetze, a tributary of the Aller.

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


Similar surnames: Spitz, Speltz, Speck, Netz, Spatz, Stetz, Speer, Metz, Soltz, Ketz

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Spetz Family Origin

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Spetz Family Occupations

What did your Spetz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Spetz. 18% of Spetz men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Spetz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spetz were Mechanic and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Manager
    11%
  • Mechanic
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Bookkeeper
    34%
  • Teacher
    34%

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

Spetz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Spetz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spetz 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 656 immigration records available for the last name Spetz. 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 563 military records available for the last name Spetz. For the veterans among your Spetz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spetz Life Expectancy

What is the average Spetz lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2003, in the United States, Spetz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Spetz in 1948 was 54, and 77 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spetz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spetz 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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