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Zeldin Family History

Zeldin Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Zelde (from Middle High German sælde ‘fortunate’, ‘blessed’) + the eastern Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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


Similar surnames: Elkin, Belkin, Belin, Goldin, Nelkin, Zalkin, Weldin, Seldin, Guldin

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Where is the Zeldin family from?

You can see how Zeldin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zeldin family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 12 Zeldin families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Zeldin's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Zeldin families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zeldin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zeldin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleswoman were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zeldin. 40% of Zeldin men worked as a Salesman.

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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

  • Salesman
    40%
  • Manager
    20%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleswoman
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zeldin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zeldin 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 593 immigration records available for the last name Zeldin. 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 143 military records available for the last name Zeldin. For the veterans among your Zeldin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zeldin lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Zeldin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Zeldin in 1954 was 43, and 82 in 2004.

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