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Zaun Family History

Zaun Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German zun ‘fence’, ‘hedge’.

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


Similar surnames: Zahn, Kaun, Saum, Rann, Baum, Lau, Aue, Hau, Hain, Ahn

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Where is the Zaun family from?

You can see how Zaun families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zaun family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Zaun families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 42 Zaun families living in New York. This was about 24% of all the recorded Zaun's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Zaun families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zaun surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zaun ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zaun. 34% of Zaun men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Zaun women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zaun were Salesman and House Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    30%
  • Housework
    24%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • House Maid
    12%
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What Zaun family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Zaun. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zaun 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 460 immigration records available for the last name Zaun. 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 Zaun. For the veterans among your Zaun ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zaun lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Zaun life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Zaun in 1954 was 62, and 92 in 2004.

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