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Zaiger Family History

Zaiger Name Meaning

occupational name from Middle High German sæjære ‘sower’. habitational name for someone from Saig in Baden-Württemberg. occupational name for someone who assayed coins, from Middle High German seigære.

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


Similar surnames: Zanger, Zeiger, Zager, Manger, Ranger, Zaiser, Jaeger, Saeger, Geiger

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Where is the Zaiger family from?

You can see how Zaiger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zaiger family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Zaiger families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Zaiger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 44% of all the recorded Zaiger's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Zaiger families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zaiger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zaiger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Zaiger. 22% of Zaiger men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Delivery Boy
    15%
  • Salesman
    15%
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Census Records

There are 712 census records available for the last name Zaiger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zaiger 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 143 immigration records available for the last name Zaiger. 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 258 military records available for the last name Zaiger. For the veterans among your Zaiger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zaiger lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Zaiger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Zaiger in 1960 was 47, and 88 in 2004.

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