Raatz Family History

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Raatz Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place so named in Silesia, near Wroclaw (Breslau). German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with rad, rat ‘advice’, ‘counsel’. Perhaps an altered spelling of the Dutch family name Raats, a variant of Raad.

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

Similar surnames: Raetz, Ratz, Baatz, Faatz, Reitz, Gratz, Kraatz, Raddatz, Ranz, Raak

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Raatz Family Origin

Where is the Raatz family from?

Raatz Family Occupations

What did your Raatz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Raatz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Raatz's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Engineer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raatz. A less common occupation for the Raatz family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Engineer

  • Keeping House


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

Raatz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Raatz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raatz 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 577 immigration records available for the last name Raatz. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Raatz. For the veterans among your Raatz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raatz Life Expectancy

What is the average Raatz lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Raatz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Raatz in 1960 was 56, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Raatz 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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