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

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Miller

    7%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

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

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Zehner Historical Records

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Zehner Life Expectancy

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