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Gatz Name Meaning

German: from Gato, a short form of an old personal name formed with the same root as Middle High German gate ‘companion’. German (in eastern Germany): possibly from the Slavic personal name Gaczko. German: habitational name from a place so named in Pomerania. Americanized spelling of Ukrainian and Polish Gac.

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


Similar surnames: Gratz, Ganz, Gatt, Glatz, Ratz, Gartz, Datz, Gath, Banz, Latz

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Gatz Family Origin

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Gatz Family Occupations

What did your Gatz ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gatz occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Gatz's were Farmers. Farmer, Farmer And Fisherman and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gatz. A less common occupation for the Gatz family was Teacher.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Farmer And Fisherman

    25%
  • Servant

    25%
  • Teacher

    25%

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

Gatz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gatz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gatz 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gatz. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gatz. For the veterans among your Gatz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gatz Life Expectancy

What is the average Gatz lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gatz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gatz in 1953 was 44, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gatz 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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