Ratz Family History
Ratz Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname, probably for an agile or opportunistic individual, from Middle High German ratz ‘rat’, ‘marten’, ‘polecat’. German (also Rätz): from a pet form of a compound personal name with the first element rad ‘advice’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): acronym of uncertain derivation.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press