Ratz Family History
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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