Zauner Family History

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Zauner Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a fence maker, Middle High German ziuner. In particular, the term denoted the enclosure surrounding a village as a defense against marauding animals and strangers, and in some cases the name may have been topographic for someone who lived by such a fence.

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

Similar surnames: Rauner, Mauer, Laufer, Hafner, Kasner, Wanner, Zaiger, Zuber, Wapner

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Zauner Family Origin

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Zauner Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Zauner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Zauner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Zauner family was Retail Grocer. Farmer, Helper To Blacksmith and Labors In Machine Shop were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zauner.

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  • Farmer

  • Helper To Blacksmith

  • Labors In Machine Shop

  • Retail Grocer


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Zauner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zauner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zauner 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 709 immigration records available for the last name Zauner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Zauner. For the veterans among your Zauner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zauner Life Expectancy

What is the average Zauner lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Zauner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Zauner in 1963 was 70, and 67 in 2004.

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