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Zenner Family History

Zenner Name Meaning
South German: unflattering nickname for a surly, snarling person, from an agent derivative of Middle High German zannen ‘to growl or howl’ or ‘to bare one’s teeth’.

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

37,886 Historical Documents with Zenner on Ancestry.com
10,240 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,371 Military Records
791 Immigration Records
5,122 Census and Voter Lists
20,362 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Zenner Families

  • Number of Zenner families
     22 - 42
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Zenner families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Zenner last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Zenner census records

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Zenner Family Origin

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Zenner Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Zenner families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Zenner

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Zenner Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Zenner census records

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Zenner Civil War Service Records

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