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Balzer Name Meaning

German: from a shortened form of the personal name Balthasar (see Baltazar ). See also 2 and 3 below. Germanized form of Sorbian Bałcar: from a vernacular equivalent of the personal name Baltazar . Germanized form of Polish Balcer a cognate of 1 and

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


Similar surnames: Baltzer, Balser, Balter, Balcer, Walzer, Balz, Baller, Balmer, Baltes

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Where is the Balzer family from?

You can see how Balzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Balzer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Balzer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Balzer family living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Balzer's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Balzer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Balzer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Balzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Balzer. 20% of Balzer men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Balzer women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Balzer were Salesman 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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Balzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balzer 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Balzer. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Balzer. For the veterans among your Balzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Balzer lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Balzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Balzer in 1950 was 67, and 70 in 2004.

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