Zehr Name Meaning

German: nickname for a big eater or a spendthrift, from Middle High German zeren ‘to spend a lot of money on food and drink’, ‘splurge’.

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


Similar surnames: Zerr, Hehr, Wehr, Zeh, Fehr, Kehr, Rehr, Hehl, Gehl, Uhr

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Zehr Family Origin

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Zehr Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    66%
  • Farming

    16%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeps Boarding House

    3%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Zehr family was Keeps Boarding House. The most common Zehr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 66% of Zehr's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zehr.

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Zehr Historical Records

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Zehr Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Zehr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Zehr in 1952 was 46, and 65 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zehr

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