Zeiger Family History

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Zeiger Name Meaning

occupational name for a sign maker, from Middle High German zeiger ‘sign’, ‘guide’, ‘sign at an inn’. altered spelling of German Seiger, reflecting the German pronunciation of the initial s, or of Zieger.

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

Similar surnames: Zeier, Zeiter, Zeiner, Geiger, Seiger, Zaiger, Zeiler, Zenger, Reiser

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Zeiger Family Origin

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Zeiger Family Occupations

What did your Zeiger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zeiger. The most common Zeiger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Zeiger's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Zeiger family was Cigar Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Cigar Maker


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

Zeiger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Zeiger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zeiger 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Zeiger. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Zeiger. For the veterans among your Zeiger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zeiger Life Expectancy

What is the average Zeiger lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Zeiger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Zeiger in 1952 was 54, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zeiger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zeiger 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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