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Ziegler Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tiler, from an agent derivative of Middle High German ziegel ‘roof tile’ (Old High German ziagal, from Latin tegula), German Ziegel. In the Middle Ages the term came to denote bricks as well as tiles, and so in some cases the term may have denoted a brickmaker or bricklayer rather than a tiler.

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


Similar surnames: Fiedler, Zeller, Zingler, Zieger, Siedler, Tingler, Singler, Degler

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Where is the Ziegler family from?

You can see how Ziegler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ziegler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ziegler families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 45 Ziegler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 79% of all the recorded Ziegler's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ziegler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ziegler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ziegler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ziegler. 13% of Ziegler men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Ziegler women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ziegler were Clerk and Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Ziegler. 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 45,000 military records available for the last name Ziegler. For the veterans among your Ziegler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ziegler lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ziegler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ziegler in 1940 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

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