Tanzer Family History

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Tanzer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a skilled or enthusiastic dancer, or, as a German name, an occupational name for a professional acrobat, from an agent derivative of Middle High German, German tanzen ‘to dance’ (from Old French danser; the initial t- is the result of hypercorrection of a presumed Low German form). Among Jews, the name may have been taken by Chasidim, since members of this branch of Jewry (which arose in the 18th century) place great emphasis on dancing, and in some cases the name may have been ornamental.

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


Similar surnames: Panzer, Tanner, Mander, Tanger, Sanger, Panter, Lander, Danzer

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Tanzer Family Origin

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Tanzer Family Occupations

What did your Tanzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Blacksmith, Book Keeper and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tanzer. The most common Tanzer occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 10% of Tanzer's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Tanzer family was Cook.

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  • Blacksmith

    10%
  • Book Keeper

    10%
  • Cabinet Maker

    10%
  • Cook

    10%

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Tanzer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Tanzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tanzer 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Tanzer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tanzer. For the veterans among your Tanzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tanzer Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Tanzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Tanzer in 1954 was 35, and 82 in 2004.

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