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Zellner Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Zöllner ‘tax collector’ (see Zollner ).

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


Similar surnames: Kellner, Zeller, Zoellner, Zeltner, Gellner, Wellner, Zollner, Ellner

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Where is the Zellner family from?

You can see how Zellner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zellner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Zellner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Zellner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 94% of all the recorded Zellner's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Zellner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zellner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zellner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zellner. 20% of Zellner men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Zellner women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zellner were Proprietor and Laundress. .

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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
    20%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Manager
    5%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    13%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Laundress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Zellner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zellner 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 Zellner. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Zellner. For the veterans among your Zellner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zellner lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Zellner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Zellner in 1949 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

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