Metzger Family History

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Metzger Name Meaning

South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a butcher, Middle High German metziger, metzjer, German Metzger (probably a loan word from Latin, but of uncertain lineage).

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

Similar surnames: Metzner, Metzler, Metzer, Netzer, Setzer, Meltzer, Mezger, Fetzer

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Metzger Family Origin

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Metzger Family Occupations

What did your Metzger ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Bank Manager, Butcher and Commercial Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Metzger. The most common Metzger occupation in the UK was Bank Manager. 14% of Metzger's were Bank Managers. A less common occupation for the Metzger family was Merchant.

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  • Bank Manager

  • Butcher

  • Commercial Clerk

  • Merchant


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

Metzger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Metzger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Metzger 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Metzger. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Metzger. For the veterans among your Metzger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Metzger Life Expectancy

What is the average Metzger lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Metzger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Metzger in 1947 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Metzger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Metzger 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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