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Zelle Name Meaning

German and Dutch: topographic name from Middle High German zelle ‘(hermit’s) cell’ or habitational name from a place called Zelle or Celle (see Zeller).

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


Similar surnames: Zeller, Selle, Helle, Belle, Welle, Melle, Pelle, Delle, Zell, Nelle

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Zelle Family Origin

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Zelle Family Occupations

What did your Zelle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Zelle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Zelle's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and ... ... Merch. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zelle. A less common occupation for the Zelle family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • ... ... Merch.

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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

Zelle Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Zelle Life Expectancy

What is the average Zelle lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Zelle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Zelle in 1963 was 85, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zelle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zelle 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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