Zani Family History

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Zani Name Meaning

Italian: from the personal name Z(u)an(n)i, a northeastern (Venetian) form of Gianni (from Giovanni, Italian equivalent of John). Zani or Zanni is a comic figure in the Commedia del’Arte, and the surname may be a nickname derived from this use, which is also the origin of the English word zany.

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

Similar surnames: Zanni, Zane, Zandi, Tani, Sani, Hand, Zand, Danz, Wang, Zanin

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Zani Family Origin

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Zani Family Occupations

What did your Zani ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Zani. 25% of Zani men worked as a Carman and 80% of Zani women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zani were Manager and Clerk Operating Bookkeeping Machine

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carman
  • Comptroller Felt Hood Factory
  • Head Waiter
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Clerk Operating Bookkeeping Machine

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

Zani Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zani. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zani 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 871 immigration records available for the last name Zani. 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 302 military records available for the last name Zani. For the veterans among your Zani ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zani Life Expectancy

What is the average Zani lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Zani life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Zani in 1962 was 75, and 83 in 2004.

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