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Ratzlaff Name Meaning

German (Pomeranian): from the Slavic personal name Ratislav, composed of the elements rad- ‘joyful’ + slav ‘glory’, ‘fame’, ‘praise’.

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


Similar surnames: Retzlaff, Tetzlaff, Pritzlaff, Radloff, Butzlaff, Wenzlaff, Sielaff

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Ratzlaff Family Origin

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Ratzlaff Family Occupations

What did your Ratzlaff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Washes were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ratzlaff. The most common Ratzlaff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 86% of Ratzlaff's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    86%
  • Washes

    14%

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Ratzlaff Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ratzlaff Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Ratzlaff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Ratzlaff in 1959 was 61, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ratzlaff 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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