Zehner Family History

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Zehner Name Meaning

German (chiefly Bavaria, Austria, Switzerland, and Württemberg): occupational name for an official responsible for collecting, on behalf of the lord of the manor, tithes of agricultural produce owed as rent. The more prosperous tenants had to contribute wine and grain, those with smaller holdings fruit, vegetables, milk, cheese, beer, and poultry. The Middle High German term for this official was zehendære, a derivative of zehende ‘tenth part’, ‘tithe’ (Old High German zehanto, from zehan ‘ten’).

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

Similar surnames: Zeiner, Lehner, Dehner, Berner, Zenner, Depner, Jenner, Benner

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Zehner Family Origin

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Zehner Family Occupations

What did your Zehner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Miller and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zehner. A less common occupation for the Zehner family was Laborer. The most common Zehner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Zehner's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Miller

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Zehner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Zehner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zehner 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Zehner. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Zehner. For the veterans among your Zehner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zehner Life Expectancy

What is the average Zehner lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Zehner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Zehner in 1942 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zehner 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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