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Zeilinga Family History

Zeilinga Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Geiling, Reiling, Seiling, Zelinka, Zeilinger, Helling, Teeling

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Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zeilinga surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Zeilinga ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 11 census records available for the last name Zeilinga. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zeilinga census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 33 immigration records available for the last name Zeilinga. 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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There are 21 military records available for the last name Zeilinga. For the veterans among your Zeilinga ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zeilinga lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2002, in the United States, Zeilinga life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Zeilinga in 1967 was 75, and 76 in 2002.

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