Reetz Family History

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Reetz Name Meaning

German: habitational name from places so named in the Prignitz region, Rhineland, and West Prussia, probably of Slavic origin, or alternatively from Reetze in Hannover district, the westernmost Slavic area in Germany.

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

Similar surnames: Rentz, Rietz, Beetz, Reitz, Retz, Pretz, Reese, Netz, Reef, Reeck

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Reetz Family Origin

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Reetz Family Occupations

What did your Reetz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reetz. 19% of Reetz men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Reetz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reetz were Truck Driver and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Reetz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Reetz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reetz 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Reetz. 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 Reetz. For the veterans among your Reetz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reetz Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Reetz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Reetz in 1955 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reetz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reetz 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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