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Zaring Name Meaning

German (also Zähring): habitational name from a place called Zehring or nickname for someone who lived at the court of or had connections with the powerful dynasty of the Zähringers in southwestern Germany in the 17th century, whose surname is derived from this place.

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

Similar surnames: Spring, Maring, Zang, Darling, Harding, Waring, Haring, Fearing

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Where is the Zaring family from?

You can see how Zaring families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zaring family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Zaring families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Zaring families living in Kentucky. This was about 56% of all the recorded Zaring's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Zaring families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zaring surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zaring ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zaring. 33% of Zaring men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Zaring women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zaring were Carpenter and Store Clerk.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Clerical
  • Store Clerk
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Zaring. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zaring 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 157 immigration records available for the last name Zaring. 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 506 military records available for the last name Zaring. For the veterans among your Zaring ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zaring lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Zaring life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Zaring in 1953 was 62, and 88 in 2004.

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