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Zahner Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Zahna near Wittenberg. Swiss German: variant of Zeiner .

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


Similar surnames: Rahner, Hahner, Lahner, Zahler, Zauner, Varner, Zehner, Zaiger

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Where is the Zahner family from?

You can see how Zahner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zahner family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Zahner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 70 Zahner families living in Missouri. This was about 32% of all the recorded Zahner's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Zahner families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zahner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zahner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zahner. 16% of Zahner men worked as a Farmer and 39% of Zahner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zahner were Machinist 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
    16%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    39%
  • Shoe Worker
    24%
  • Comptometer Operator
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Zahner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zahner 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 902 immigration records available for the last name Zahner. 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 Zahner. For the veterans among your Zahner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zahner lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Zahner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Zahner in 1943 was 40, and 79 in 2004.

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