Bretz Family History

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Bretz Name Meaning

German: probably habitational name from Breetz near Lüneburg, Lower Saxony.

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

Similar surnames: Gretz, Pretz, Beetz, Britz, Bitz, Retz, Bretl, Kretz, Spetz, Bream

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Bretz Family Origin

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Bretz Family Occupations

What did your Bretz ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farm Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Bretz. 19% of Bretz men worked as a Farm Laborer and 50% of Bretz women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bretz were Assist City Eddor and Trimmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farm Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Accountant
  • Assist City Eddor

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Trimmer

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

Bretz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Bretz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bretz 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bretz. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Bretz. For the veterans among your Bretz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bretz Life Expectancy

What is the average Bretz lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bretz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Bretz in 1953 was 53, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bretz 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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