Gretz Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Gretz Name Meaning

German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name cognate with Old High German gratag ‘greedy’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Grätz, the German name of the Polish town Grodzisk, near Poznan.

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

Similar surnames: Gratz, Greth, Pretz, Grenz, Kretz, Gritz, Britz, Kratz, Netz, Retz

Ready to discover your family story?

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

Gretz Family Origin

Where is the Gretz family from?

Gretz Family Occupations

What did your Gretz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gretz occupation in the USA was Farming. 17% of Gretz's were Farmings. Farming, Clerk, Jewelery and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gretz. A less common occupation for the Gretz family was Lab..

View Census data for Gretz | Data not to scale

  • Farming

  • Clerk, Jewelery

  • Farmer

  • Lab.


United States shown, Canada data unavailable

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

Gretz Historical Records

What Gretz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gretz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gretz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Gretz

Passenger List

There are 571 immigration records available for the last name Gretz. 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.

View all Gretz immigration records

Draft Card

There are 706 military records available for the last name Gretz. For the veterans among your Gretz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Gretz military records

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

Gretz Life Expectancy

What is the average Gretz lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gretz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gretz in 1953 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gretz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gretz 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.

Look up another name