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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

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  • Blacksmith

    10%
  • Book Keeper

    10%
  • Cabinet Maker

    10%
  • Cook

    10%

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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Tanzer Life Expectancy

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