Zeltner Family History

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Zeltner Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a baker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German zelte ‘flat loaf’, ‘pastry’.

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

Similar surnames: Zentner, Zeiner, Zellner, Seltzer, Gellner, Keltner, Giltner, Zettler

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Zeltner Family Origin

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Zeltner Family Occupations

What did your Zeltner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Actor, Bar Tender and Carriage Trimmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zeltner. A less common occupation for the Zeltner family was Cooper. The most common Zeltner occupation in the USA was Actor. 9% of Zeltner's were Actors.

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  • Actor

  • Bar Tender

  • Carriage Trimmer

  • Cooper


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

Zeltner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zeltner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zeltner 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 586 immigration records available for the last name Zeltner. 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 716 military records available for the last name Zeltner. For the veterans among your Zeltner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zeltner Life Expectancy

What is the average Zeltner lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Zeltner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Zeltner in 1963 was 73, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zeltner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zeltner 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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