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Metzger Family History

Metzger Name Meaning

South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a butcher from Middle High German metziger metzjer German Metzger (probably deriving from Old French macecrier ‘butcher’).

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

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

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Where is the Metzger family from?

You can see how Metzger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Metzger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Metzger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 43 Metzger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 51% of all the recorded Metzger's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Metzger families in 1840.
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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 USA 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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*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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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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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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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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