Reitz Family History

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Reitz Name Meaning

German (of Slavic origin): habitational name from a place near Stolpe in Pomerania called Reitz. German: from a late medieval short pet form of the personal name Richard or Heinrich (see Henry). Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish female personal name Raytse, of Germanic origin.

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

Similar surnames: Ritz, Rentz, Weitz, Gretz, Leitz, Neitz, Fitz, Reith, Peitz, Kreitz

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Reitz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Reitz name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Reitz. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Reitz Family Origin

Where is the Reitz family from?

Reitz Family Occupations

What did your Reitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Brickmaker and Carpenter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Reitz. The most common Reitz occupation in Canada was Brickmaker. 50% of Reitz's were Brickmakers.

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  • Brickmaker

  • Carpenter


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

Reitz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Reitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reitz 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Reitz. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Reitz. For the veterans among your Reitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reitz Life Expectancy

What is the average Reitz lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Reitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Reitz in 1944 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reitz 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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