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Zenger Name Meaning

South German: nickname from Middle High German zenger, zanger ‘cheeky’, ‘bold’, ‘vivacious’.

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


Similar surnames: Zenker, Zenner, Zanger, Zeiger, Zeiler, Benner, Gengler, Geiger

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Where is the Zenger family from?

You can see how Zenger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zenger family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Zenger families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Zenger family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Zenger's in USA. New York had the highest population of Zenger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zenger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zenger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zenger. 24% of Zenger men worked as a Farmer and 58% of Zenger women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zenger were Carpenter 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
    24%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    58%
  • Housewife
    43%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zenger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zenger 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 515 immigration records available for the last name Zenger. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Zenger. For the veterans among your Zenger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zenger lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Zenger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Zenger in 1959 was 55, and 82 in 2004.

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