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Zeltner Family History

Zeltner Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a baker from an agent derivative of Middle High German zelte ‘flat loaf’ ‘pastry’.

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

Similar surnames: Zentner, Zeiner, Zellner, Seltzer, Gellner, Keltner, Giltner, Zettler

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Where is the Zeltner family from?

You can see how Zeltner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zeltner family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Zeltner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Zeltner families living in Ohio. This was about 30% of all the recorded Zeltner's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Zeltner families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zeltner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zeltner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zeltner. 25% of Zeltner men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Zeltner women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zeltner were Mechanic and Housewife. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
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What Zeltner family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zeltner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zeltner 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 586 immigration records available for the last name Zeltner. 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 716 military records available for the last name Zeltner. For the veterans among your Zeltner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zeltner lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Zeltner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Zeltner in 1963 was 73, and 77 in 2004.

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