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Metzler Family History

Metzler Name Meaning

German (mainly Middle Rhine): occupational name for a butcher Middle High German metzeler from Latin macellarius ‘dealer in meat’ from macellum ‘stall (at a market) meat market’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Metzner, Metzger, Metzer, Betzler, Fetzer, Hertzler, Mendler, Mettler

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Where is the Metzler family from?

You can see how Metzler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Metzler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Metzler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Metzler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 56% of all the recorded Metzler's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Metzler families in 1840.
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What did your Metzler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Metzler. 14% of Metzler men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Metzler women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Metzler were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Metzler. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Metzler. For the veterans among your Metzler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Metzler lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Metzler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Metzler in 1943 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

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