Zahnow Family History

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Zahnow Name Meaning

Eastern German (of Slavic origin): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Zachow, Tarnow, Rannow, Zornow, Dassow, Zamzow, Rakow, Jahn, Lahood

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Zahnow Family Origin

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Zahnow Family Occupations

What did your Zahnow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Zahnow family was Retired Laborer. The most common Zahnow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Zahnow's were Farmers. Farmer and Works In Sawmill were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Zahnow.

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  • Farmer

  • Works In Sawmill

  • Retired Laborer


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

Zahnow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zahnow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zahnow 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 180 immigration records available for the last name Zahnow. 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 314 military records available for the last name Zahnow. For the veterans among your Zahnow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zahnow Life Expectancy

What is the average Zahnow lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Zahnow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Zahnow in 1960 was 61, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zahnow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zahnow 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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