Zehr Family History

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Zehr Name Meaning

German: nickname for a big eater or a spendthrift, from Middle High German zeren ‘to spend a lot of money on food and drink’, ‘splurge’.

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


Similar surnames: Zerr, Hehr, Wehr, Zeh, Fehr, Kehr, Rehr, Hehl, Gehl, Uhr

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Zehr Family Origin

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Zehr Family Occupations

What did your Zehr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Zehr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 66% of Zehr's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zehr. A less common occupation for the Zehr family was Keeps Boarding House.

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  • Farmer

    66%
  • Farming

    16%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeps Boarding House

    3%

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

Zehr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Zehr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zehr census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Zehr

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Zehr. 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 Zehr. For the veterans among your Zehr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zehr Life Expectancy

What is the average Zehr lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Zehr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Zehr in 1952 was 46, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zehr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zehr 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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