Katzenmeyer Family History

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Katzenmeyer Name Meaning

German: topographic name for the owner or tenant of the Katzenhof ‘cat farm’, from Middle High German katze ‘cat’ + meier ‘farmer’ (Latin major domus, literally ‘keeper of the household’). variant of Casimir (see Kazmierczak), which in German- and Yiddish-speaking environments produced forms such as Kasem(e)ier and Katzemeier.

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


Similar surnames: Lindenmeyer, Kammeyer, Westermeyer, Linsenmeyer, Steinmeyer

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Katzenmeyer Family Origin

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Katzenmeyer Family Occupations

What did your Katzenmeyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Katzenmeyer family was Harness Maker. The most common Katzenmeyer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Katzenmeyer's were Farmers. Farmer, Black Smith and Boot And Shoe Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Katzenmeyer.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Black Smith

    20%
  • Boot And Shoe Maker

    20%
  • Harness Maker

    20%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Katzenmeyer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Katzenmeyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Katzenmeyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Katzenmeyer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Katzenmeyer. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Katzenmeyer. For the veterans among your Katzenmeyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Katzenmeyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Katzenmeyer lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Katzenmeyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Katzenmeyer in 1964 was 79, and 86 in 2003.

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