Ketz Name Meaning

modern reflex of the Old High German personal name Cazo, which derives from the unexplained root kad-. from Middle High German katze ‘cat’; probably short for a more usual derivative such as Ketzel, a nickname for a cat-lover or breeder, or for someone with feline qualities, or Kätzmayr (see Katzenmeyer). nickname from Middle High German ketzer ‘heretic’, ‘free-thinker’.

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


Similar surnames: Kertz, Kotz, Metz, Keltz, Letz, Netz, Fetz, Kutz, Kitz, Katz

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Ketz Family Origin

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Ketz Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    20%
  • Boarding Children

    10%
  • Commission Merchant

    10%
  • Dry Goods

    10%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ketz family was Dry Goods. Laborer, Boarding Children and Commission Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ketz. The most common Ketz occupation in the USA was Laborer. 20% of Ketz's were Laborers.

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Between 1954 and 2004, Ketz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ketz in 1954 was 60, and 87 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ketz

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