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

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Kratz Family Occupations

What did your Kratz ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stock Pictor were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Kratz. 24% of Kratz men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Kratz women worked as a Stock Pictor. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kratz were Electrician and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Fruit Farmer
    12%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Electrician
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stock Pictor
    34%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Fore Lady
    17%
  • Saleslady
    17%

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

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

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