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Koelzer Name Meaning

German (Kölzer):: from a noun derivative of Kolzen ‘ankle boots’ (from Latin calceus ‘half-boot walking shoe’) hence an occupational name for a bootmaker or cobbler. habitational name for someone from a place called Kölzen near Merseburg.

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

Similar surnames: Kilzer, Krenzer, Hoelzer, Koller, Kolber, Kretzer, Kelber, Kolker

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Where is the Koelzer family from?

You can see how Koelzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Koelzer family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Koelzer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Koelzer families living in Kansas. This was about 32% of all the recorded Koelzer's in USA. Kansas and 1 other state had the highest population of Koelzer families in 1880.
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What did your Koelzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Koelzer. 25% of Koelzer men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Koelzer women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Koelzer 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

  • Farmer
  • Mechanic
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Koelzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Koelzer 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 82 immigration records available for the last name Koelzer. 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 203 military records available for the last name Koelzer. For the veterans among your Koelzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Koelzer lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Koelzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Koelzer in 1958 was 52, and 65 in 2004.

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