Zellner Family History

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Zellner Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Zöllner ‘tax collector’.

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

Similar surnames: Kellner, Zeller, Zoellner, Zeltner, Gellner, Wellner, Zollner, Ellner

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Zellner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Zellner name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Zellner. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Zellner Family Origin

Where is the Zellner family from?

Zellner Family Occupations

What did your Zellner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Zellner family was Laborer In Quarry. The most common Zellner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Zellner's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zellner.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer In Quarry


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

Zellner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Zellner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zellner 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 Zellner. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Zellner. For the veterans among your Zellner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zellner Life Expectancy

What is the average Zellner lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Zellner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Zellner in 1949 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zellner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zellner 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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