Zettel Family History

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Zettel Name Meaning

South German: metonymic occupational name for a scribe, from Middle High German zettel ‘document’. South German: metonymic occupational name perhaps for a weaver, from Middle High German zettel(-garn) ‘thread’. German: reduced form of Zettelmeier (see Zettlemoyer).

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

Similar surnames: Zettler, Zotter, Netzel, Wetter, Hettel, Keitel, Eitel, Netter, Ettel

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Zettel Family Origin

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Zettel Family Occupations

What did your Zettel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zettel. The most common Zettel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Zettel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Zettel family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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Zettel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Zettel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zettel 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 632 immigration records available for the last name Zettel. 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 Zettel. For the veterans among your Zettel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zettel Life Expectancy

What is the average Zettel lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Zettel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Zettel in 1951 was 43, and 79 in 2004.

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