Petz Family History

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Petz Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of a Slavic form of the personal name Peter, or from the personal names Bernhard or Berthold (in the southwest).

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

Similar surnames: Pitz, Patz, Betz, Pete, Pietz, Peto, Tetz, Metz, Perz, Peetz

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Petz Family Origin

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Petz Family Occupations

What did your Petz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Petz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Petz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Petz family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Black Smith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Petz.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Black Smith

  • Farm Laborer


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

Petz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Petz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petz 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Petz. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Petz. For the veterans among your Petz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Petz Life Expectancy

What is the average Petz lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Petz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Petz in 1946 was 49, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Petz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Petz 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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