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Zane Family History

Zane Name Meaning
English: unexplained. PWH: check IGI and Web on this. 1881 - Somerset, Devon; also respelling of Zahn.Italian (Venice and Mantua) and Greek (Zanes): from a variant of the Venetian personal name Z(u)an(n)i ‘John’ (see Zani).Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Zahn. IGI, 1881.

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

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19,238 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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Name Distribution of Zane Families

  • Number of Zane families
     37 - 71
     13 - 36
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Zane families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Zane last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Zane Family Origin

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Zane Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Zane

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Zane Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Zane Civil War Service Records

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