Zern Family History

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Zern Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a man who dealt, from Sorbian zerno, zorno ‘grain’.

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


Similar surnames: Zorn, Kern, Zarn, Corn, Dern, Bern, Zepf, Zurn, Zinn, Bean

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Zern Family Origin

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Zern Family Occupations

What did your Zern ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Zern occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Zern's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Zern family was Keeping House. Farmer, Carpenter and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zern.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Zern Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Zern. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zern census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Zern

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Zern. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Zern. For the veterans among your Zern ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zern Life Expectancy

What is the average Zern lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Zern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Zern in 1947 was 22, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zern

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zern 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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