Pretz Family History

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Pretz Name Meaning

Austrian: unexplained; perhaps a variant of Protz, from a short form of the personal name Prokopius, or a nickname from Protz ‘toad’. German: habitational name from either of two places so named in Bavaria and Saxony, possibly also from Preetz in Schleswig-Holstein.

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

Similar surnames: Pritz, Gretz, Retz, Peetz, Gratz, Kretz, Rentz, Paetz, Bretz, Kritz

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Pretz Family Origin

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Pretz Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pretz. 30% of Pretz men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Operator
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator

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

Pretz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Pretz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pretz 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 574 immigration records available for the last name Pretz. 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 493 military records available for the last name Pretz. For the veterans among your Pretz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pretz Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Pretz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Pretz in 1962 was 79, and 95 in 2003.

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