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Zahler Name Meaning

German (Zähler) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an agent derivative of German zahlen ‘to count’ Middle High German zalen hence an occupational name for someone who kept count i.e. a tallyman or clerk; also for German a nickname for a debtor. German: nickname or topographic name derived from a shortened form of Middle High German zagel ‘tail’ (see Zahl ).

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


Similar surnames: Mahler, Dahler, Galler, Zanger, Kahler, Pohler, Sadler, Zaiger

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Where is the Zahler family from?

You can see how Zahler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zahler family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Zahler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Zahler family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Zahler's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Zahler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zahler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zahler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zahler. 26% of Zahler men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Zahler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zahler were Laborer and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Saleslady
    19%
  • Secretary
    13%
  • Bookkeeper
    13%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Zahler lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Zahler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Zahler in 1951 was 57, and 76 in 2004.

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