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Zehren Family History

Zehren Name Meaning

Swiss German: from a prepositional phrase from Middle High German ze herren, an occupational name for someone was in service of a lord.

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


Similar surnames: Herren, Zehner, Wehrer, Kehrer, Zehr, Mehrer, Ehren, Gehret, Lehrer

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Where is the Zehren family from?

You can see how Zehren families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zehren family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Zehren families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 50 Zehren families living in Wisconsin. This was about 83% of all the recorded Zehren's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Zehren families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zehren surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zehren ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zehren. 42% of Zehren men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Zehren women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zehren were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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
    42%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    38%
  • Factory Worker
    13%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zehren. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zehren 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 83 immigration records available for the last name Zehren. 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 387 military records available for the last name Zehren. For the veterans among your Zehren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zehren lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Zehren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Zehren in 1961 was 58, and 68 in 2004.

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