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Gretz Family History

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

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Where is the Gretz family from?

You can see how Gretz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gretz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gretz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Gretz families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Gretz's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Gretz families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gretz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gretz ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Gretz. .

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

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.

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Passenger Lists

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.

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Draft Cards

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.

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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.

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