Raetz Family History

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Raetz Name Meaning

German (also Rätz): from a short form of any of various Germanic compound personal names formed with rad, rat ‘advice’, ‘counsel’.

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

Similar surnames: Raatz, Ratz, Retz, Martz, Paetz, Gratz, Gretz, Reitz, Kratz, Ruetz

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Raetz Family Origin

Where is the Raetz family from?

Raetz Family Occupations

What did your Raetz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Butcher and Clerk In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raetz. A less common occupation for the Raetz family was Confectioner. The most common Raetz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Raetz's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Clerk In Store

  • Confectioner


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

Raetz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Raetz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raetz 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 477 immigration records available for the last name Raetz. 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 709 military records available for the last name Raetz. For the veterans among your Raetz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raetz Life Expectancy

What is the average Raetz lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Raetz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Raetz in 1957 was 48, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raetz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Raetz 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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