Zorn Family History

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Zorn Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a short-tempered man, from Middle High German zorn ‘wrath’, ‘anger’.from a Slavic word (e.g., Sorbian corny ‘black’). Compare Czerny. Slovenian (western Slovenia): of uncertain origin. It may be connected with the Friulian dialect personal name Zorz (see George).

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

Similar surnames: Korn, Horn, Dorn, Zurn, Born, Zern, Sporn, Corn, Mohn, Oren

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Zorn Family Origin

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Zorn Family Occupations

What did your Zorn ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Butcher and Managing Clerk In Timber Trade were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Zorn. The most common Zorn occupation in the UK was Butcher. 33% of Zorn's were Butchers. A less common occupation for the Zorn family was Merchant.

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  • Butcher

  • Managing Clerk In Timber Trade

  • Merchant


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

Zorn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Zorn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zorn 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Zorn. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Zorn. For the veterans among your Zorn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zorn Life Expectancy

What is the average Zorn lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Zorn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Zorn in 1944 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zorn 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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