Zylstra Family History

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Zylstra Name Meaning

Frisian: topographic name for someone who lived by a sluice, from an agent noun based on zijl ‘sluice’, ‘pump’. Compare Van Zyl.

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


Similar surnames: Dykstra, Hofstra, Hamstra, Poelstra, Zandstra, Kamstra, Terpstra

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Zylstra Family Origin

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Zylstra Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    25%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Painter

    13%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Zylstra family was Painter. The most common Zylstra occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Zylstra's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zylstra.

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Zylstra Life Expectancy

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