Zachary Family History

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Zachary Name Meaning

English and Jewish: from a vernacular form of the Biblical personal name Zacharias.

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

Similar surnames: Zachar, Zacher, Bachar, Zacharias, Zach, Bacha, Barbary, Zaccaria

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Zachary Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Zachary name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Zachary Family Origin

Where is the Zachary family from?

Zachary Family Occupations

What did your Zachary ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zachary. The most common Zachary occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Zachary's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Zachary family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Zachary ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Zachary Historical Records

What Zachary family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Zachary. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zachary 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Zachary. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Zachary. For the veterans among your Zachary ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zachary Life Expectancy

What is the average Zachary lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Zachary life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Zachary in 1944 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zachary ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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