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Zahn Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with a large or peculiar tooth or a remarkable or defective set of teeth, from Middle High German zan(t) ‘tooth’, German Zahn.

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


Similar surnames: Hahn, Zahl, Ahn, Zahm, Kahn, Zaun, Zohn, Bahn, Rahn, Zinn

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Zahn Family Origin

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Zahn Family Occupations

What did your Zahn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zahn. 14% of Zahn men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Zahn women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zahn were Clerk and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    6%

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

Zahn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Zahn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zahn 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Zahn. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Zahn. For the veterans among your Zahn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zahn Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Zahn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Zahn in 1941 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

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