Zerfoss Family History

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Zerfoss Name Meaning

German: variant of Serfass.

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

Similar surnames: Zerfas, Foss, Dross, Fross, Herford, Kross, Deross, Zeis, Servoss

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Zerfoss Family Origin

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Zerfoss Family Occupations

What did your Zerfoss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Zerfoss family was Retired Farmer. Farmer, Day Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zerfoss. The most common Zerfoss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Zerfoss's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Day Laborer

  • Laborer

  • Retired Farmer


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

Zerfoss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zerfoss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zerfoss 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 19 immigration records available for the last name Zerfoss. 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 195 military records available for the last name Zerfoss. For the veterans among your Zerfoss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zerfoss Life Expectancy

What is the average Zerfoss lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Zerfoss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Zerfoss in 1958 was 53, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zerfoss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zerfoss 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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