Metzler Family History

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Metzler Name Meaning

German (Middle Rhineland): occupational name for a butcher, Middle High German metzeler, from Latin macellarius ‘dealer in meat’, from macellum ‘stall (at a market)’, ‘meat market’.

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

Similar surnames: Metzner, Metzger, Metzer, Betzler, Fetzer, Hertzler, Mendler, Mettler

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Metzler Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Metzler name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Metzler. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Metzler Family Origin

Where is the Metzler family from?

Metzler Family Occupations

What did your Metzler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Metzler. A less common occupation for the Metzler family was Carpenter. The most common Metzler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Metzler's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Metzler Historical Records

What Metzler family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Metzler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Metzler 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Metzler. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Metzler. For the veterans among your Metzler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Metzler Life Expectancy

What is the average Metzler lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Metzler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Metzler in 1943 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Metzler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Metzler ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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