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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


Similar surnames: Rath, Ranz, Gatz, Raatz, Raetz, Rutz, Ritz, Datz, Watz, Britz

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Ratz Family Origin

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Ratz Family Occupations

What did your Ratz ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Going To Achool and Miller were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ratz. The most common Ratz occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Ratz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ratz family was Book Keeper.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Going To Achool

    13%
  • Miller

    9%
  • Book Keeper

    4%

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

Ratz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ratz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ratz 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ratz. 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 Ratz. For the veterans among your Ratz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ratz Life Expectancy

What is the average Ratz lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Ratz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ratz in 1941 was 57, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ratz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ratz 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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