Retz Family History

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Retz Name Meaning

from a short form of the personal names Rezo, Razo. habitational name from any of several places named Retz or Retzen in northwestern Germany and Austria.

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

Similar surnames: Rentz, Rutz, Pretz, Tetz, Reitz, Rotz, Rietz, Reetz, Gretz, Metz

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Retz Family Origin

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Retz Family Occupations

What did your Retz ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Mechanist and Randy Maker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Retz. 34% of Retz men worked as a Mechanist

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Mechanist
  • Moulder
  • Paddler

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Randy Maker

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

Retz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Retz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Retz 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 955 immigration records available for the last name Retz. 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 Retz. For the veterans among your Retz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Retz Life Expectancy

What is the average Retz lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Retz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Retz in 1944 was 36, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Retz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Retz 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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