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Zentner Name Meaning

German:: variant of Zehner . occupational name from Middle High German zentener ‘district judge’ (see Zentgraf ).

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


Similar surnames: Zeltner, Lentner, Zenner, Renner, Center, Fenner, Zinner, Venner

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Where is the Zentner family from?

You can see how Zentner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zentner family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Zentner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 49 Zentner families living in Wisconsin. This was about 36% of all the recorded Zentner's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Zentner families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zentner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zentner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zentner. 24% of Zentner men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Zentner women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zentner were Farm Laborer and Saleslady. .

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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%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
  • Saleslady
    9%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Zentner lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Zentner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Zentner in 1949 was 46, and 81 in 2004.

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