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Zacharias Family History

Zacharias Name Meaning
German, Greek, English, etc.: from the New Testament Greek Biblical personal name Zacharias, Aramaic and Hebrew Zecharya, composed of the elements zechar ‘to remember’ + ya ‘God’. This name was borne by a Biblical prophet and in the New Testament by the father of John the Baptist, for which reason it achieved a modest popularity among Gentiles during the Middle Ages. AB, pwh. ANCHOR NAME It is found as a Jewish name, and as a personal name among Christians in India. In the U.S. it is used as a last name among families from southern India.

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

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3,633 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Zacharias Families

  • Number of Zacharias families
     30 - 57
     11 - 29
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Zacharias families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Zacharias Family Origin

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Zacharias Immigration Information

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Zacharias Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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