Kratz Family History

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Kratz Name Meaning

from a short form of the medieval personal name Pankratz, a vernacular form of Latin Pancratius (see Pankratz), bestowed in honor of St. Pancras, one of the three ‘ice saints’ martyred under Diocletian. variant of Kraatz 1. from an old personal name formed with Old High German gratag ‘greedy’.

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

Similar surnames: Gratz, Kretz, Kranz, Kritz, Ratz, Krotz, Artz, Britz, Pretz, Kraatz

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Kratz Family Origin

Where is the Kratz family from?

Kratz Family Occupations

What did your Kratz ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kratz. A less common occupation for the Kratz family was Farm Laborer. The most common Kratz occupation in Canada was Farmer. 65% of Kratz's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Clerk

  • Farm Laborer


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

Kratz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Kratz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kratz 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Kratz. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Kratz. For the veterans among your Kratz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kratz Life Expectancy

What is the average Kratz lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Kratz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Kratz in 1945 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kratz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kratz 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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