Zeiler Family History

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Zeiler Name Meaning

South German: topographic name from Middle High German zile ‘row of houses’, ‘alley’, or zil ‘thorn bush’, the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.

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


Similar surnames: Zeller, Zeisler, Zeiner, Zeidler, Beiler, Zeiger, Seiler, Zeier

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Zeiler Family Origin

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Zeiler Family Occupations

What did your Zeiler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zeiler. The most common Zeiler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Zeiler's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Zeiler family was Cigar Manufacturer.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Cigar Maker

    5%
  • Cigar Manufacturer

    5%

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

Zeiler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Zeiler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zeiler 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Zeiler. 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 Zeiler. For the veterans among your Zeiler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zeiler Life Expectancy

What is the average Zeiler lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Zeiler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1951. The average life expectancy for Zeiler in 1951 was 100, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zeiler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zeiler 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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