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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: from a reduced form of zagel (see Zahl), which also appears as a field name and hence a topographic name.

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


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

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Zahler Family Origin

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Zahler Family Occupations

What did your Zahler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Zahler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Zahler's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Zahler family was Carpenter. Farmer, Farming and Beer Brewer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zahler.

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  • Farmer

    53%
  • Farming

    13%
  • Beer Brewer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    7%

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

Zahler Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

There are 642 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 Card

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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Zahler Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zahler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zahler 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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