Metzger Family History

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Metzger Name Meaning

South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a butcher, Middle High German metziger, metzjer, German Metzger (probably a loan word from Latin, but of uncertain lineage).

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


Similar surnames: Metzner, Metzler, Metzer, Netzer, Setzer, Meltzer, Mezger, Fetzer

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Metzger Family Origin

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Metzger Family Occupations

What did your Metzger ancestors do for a living?

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Metzger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Metzger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Metzger 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Metzger. 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 27,000 military records available for the last name Metzger. For the veterans among your Metzger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Metzger Life Expectancy

What is the average Metzger lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Metzger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Metzger in 1947 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

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