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Netzer Family History

Netzer Name Meaning

South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a fisherman who used nets, from Middle High German netz ‘net’ + the agent suffix -er. Eastern and northern German: habitational name for someone from Netz, Netze, or Netzen in northern Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Netter, Setzer, Netzel, Netz, Fetzer, Metzer, Retzer, Hetzer, Nester

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Where is the Netzer family from?

You can see how Netzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Netzer family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Netzer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Netzer family living in Kentucky. This was about 50% of all the recorded Netzer's in the USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Netzer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Netzer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Netzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Netzer. 22% of Netzer men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Netzer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Netzer were Truck Driver and Steam Table Worker.

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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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Steam Table Worker
    10%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Netzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Netzer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Netzer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Netzer. For the veterans among your Netzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Netzer lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Netzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Netzer in 1948 was 60, and 71 in 2004.

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