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Stelzer Name Meaning

German:: nickname from Middle High German stelzære ‘person with a wooden leg’. habitational name for someone from any of various places called Stelzen.

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


Similar surnames: Stelzner, Stelter, Selzer, Stolzer, Stetzer, Steer, Stalder, Belzer

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Where is the Stelzer family from?

You can see how Stelzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stelzer family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Stelzer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Stelzer families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Stelzer's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Stelzer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stelzer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stelzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stelzer. 23% of Stelzer men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Stelzer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stelzer were Salesman 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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Painter
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Stelzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stelzer 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Stelzer. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Stelzer. For the veterans among your Stelzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stelzer lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Stelzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Stelzer in 1956 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

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