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Zeitz Name Meaning

German: habitational name from either of two place so named, both in Saxony-Anhalt.

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

Similar surnames: Peitz, Beitz, Reitz, Heit, Meitz, Rentz, Britz, Bitz, Reetz, Metz

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Where is the Zeitz family from?

You can see how Zeitz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zeitz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Zeitz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 27 Zeitz families living in Illinois. This was about 20% of all the recorded Zeitz's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Zeitz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zeitz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zeitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zeitz. 20% of Zeitz men worked as a Laborer and 33% of Zeitz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zeitz were Proprietor and Secretary. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Zeitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zeitz 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Zeitz. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Zeitz. For the veterans among your Zeitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zeitz lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Zeitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Zeitz in 1949 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

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