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Achatz Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from the personal name Achatz, a vernacular form of the Biblical name Ahaz (2 Kings 16:1), which means ‘he (i.e. God) has made fast’. The Latinate form Achatius is attested as a surname in Pforzheim in 1556, and may have a different origin: Achatius was a Byzantine saint, a Roman soldier believed to have been crucified, supposedly with 10,000 companions, on Mount Ararat during the reign of Hadrian; his name is probably a derivative of Achates, the name of Aeneas’s faithful Trojan companion in Virgil’s Aeneid.

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


Similar surnames: Schatz, Achter, Kratz, Artz, Gratz, Patz, Schaal, Chad, Zachary

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Achatz Family Origin

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Achatz Family Occupations

What did your Achatz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Achatz. 13% of Achatz men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Achatz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Achatz were Manager and Buyer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Plumber
    6%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
  • Beauty Operator
    4%
  • Buyer
    4%

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

Achatz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Achatz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Achatz 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 305 immigration records available for the last name Achatz. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Achatz Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Achatz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Achatz in 1959 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

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