Zeise Family History

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Zeise Name Meaning

from Middle High German zise ‘siskin’ (a yellow and black finch), hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird in some way, or an occupational name for a bird dealer or catcher. variant of Zeiss.

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

Similar surnames: Meise, Reise, Leise, Zeiss, Meisel, Geist, Beese, Geiss, Zeis, Beise

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Zeise Family Origin

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Zeise Family Occupations

What did your Zeise ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zeise. 12% of Zeise men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Zeise women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zeise were Farm Work and Cerrating Paper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Farm Hand
  • Farm Work

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Blind Penner
  • Bookkeeper
  • Cerrating Paper

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

Zeise Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 935 census records available for the last name Zeise. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zeise 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 210 immigration records available for the last name Zeise. 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 364 military records available for the last name Zeise. For the veterans among your Zeise ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zeise Life Expectancy

What is the average Zeise lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Zeise life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Zeise in 1965 was 66, and 63 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zeise 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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