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Patz Family History

Patz Name Meaning

German (also Pätz): from a pet form of the personal name Peter or Paul . Compare Paetz . German: from Pazzo a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name meaning ‘fight’. East German (of Sorbian origin): topographic name for someone living near a village bake oven Lower Sorbian pjac.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Putz, Pitz, Petz, Gatz, Platz, Pate, Paetz, Paty, Ratz, Paz

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Where is the Patz family from?

You can see how Patz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Patz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Patz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Patz families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 43% of all the recorded Patz's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Patz families in 1911.
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What did your Patz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Patz. 24% of Patz men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Patz women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Patz were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • New Worker
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Waitress
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Patz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Patz 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Patz. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Patz. For the veterans among your Patz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Patz lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Patz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Patz in 1957 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

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