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Sulzer Name Meaning

German:: occupational name for someone who made prepared meats from Middle High German sulzer ‘butcher charcutier’. from a derivative of Middle High German sulze ‘brine’ hence a topographic name for someone who lived near a spring of salty water or a habitational name for someone from any of the places called Sulz in Germany Austria Alsace and Switzerland.

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


Similar surnames: Kulzer, Salzer, Summer, Seller, Huller, Setzer, Kilzer, Buller

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Where is the Sulzer family from?

You can see how Sulzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sulzer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Sulzer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 34 Sulzer families living in New York. This was about 24% of all the recorded Sulzer's in USA. New York had the highest population of Sulzer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sulzer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sulzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sulzer. 14% of Sulzer men worked as a Laborer and 38% of Sulzer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sulzer were Painter and Beauty Operator. .

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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
    14%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Painter
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    38%
  • Housework
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Beauty Operator
    13%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Sulzer lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sulzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sulzer in 1963 was 67, and 86 in 2004.

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