Zacharias Family History

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Zacharias Name Meaning

German, Greek, English, etc.: from the New Testament Greek Biblical personal name Zacharias, Aramaic and Hebrew Zecharya, composed of the elements zechar ‘to remember’ + ya ‘God’. This name was borne by a Biblical prophet and in the New Testament by the father of John the Baptist, for which reason it achieved a modest popularity among Gentiles during the Middle Ages. It is found as a Jewish name, and as a personal name among Christians in India. In the U.S. it is used as a last name among families from southern India.

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

Similar surnames: Zachariah, Zaharias, Zakaria, Cherian, Charles, Zacarias, Zaccaria

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Zacharias Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Zacharias. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Zacharias Family Origin

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Zacharias Family Occupations

What did your Zacharias ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Zacharias family was Glazier. The most common Zacharias occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Zacharias's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zacharias.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Glazier


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Zacharias Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Zacharias. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zacharias 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Zacharias. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Zacharias. For the veterans among your Zacharias ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zacharias Life Expectancy

What is the average Zacharias lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Zacharias life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Zacharias in 1942 was 17, and 73 in 2004.

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