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Metzner Name Meaning

German (Silesia Saxony Bavaria and Austria): from Middle High German metze a small dry-measure for grain or flour hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of measures or for a miller's assistant (who measured the quantity of flour due to the miller as payment in kind). South German: occupational name for a butcher from an agent derivative of Middle High German metzjen metzigen ‘to butcher’. German: habitational name for someone from Metzen in Lower Bavaria.

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

Similar surnames: Metzger, Metzler, Metzer, Netzer, Matzner, Fetzer, Retzer, Kutzner

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Where is the Metzner family from?

You can see how Metzner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Metzner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Metzner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Metzner family living in New Jersey. This was about 50% of all the recorded Metzner's in USA. New Jersey and 1 other state had the highest population of Metzner families in 1840.
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What did your Metzner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Metzner. 14% of Metzner men worked as a Salesman and 22% of Metzner women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Metzner were Clerk and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
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Passenger Lists

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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Metzner. For the veterans among your Metzner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Metzner lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Metzner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Metzner in 1951 was 29, and 72 in 2004.

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