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Zettler Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a scribe or perhaps for a weaver, from an agent derivative of Middle High German zettel ‘document’ or zettel(garn) ‘thread’ (see Zettel).

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


Similar surnames: Hettler, Zettel, Kettler, Zotter, Petter, Sattler, Jetter, Netter

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Where is the Zettler family from?

You can see how Zettler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zettler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Zettler families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Zettler family living in Georgia. This was 100% of all the recorded Zettler's in the USA. Georgia had the highest population of Zettler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zettler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zettler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zettler. 38% of Zettler men worked as a Farmer and 42% of Zettler women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zettler were New Worker and Housework.

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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
    38%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • New Worker
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    42%
  • Housewife
    34%
  • Housework
    25%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Zettler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zettler 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 547 immigration records available for the last name Zettler. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Zettler. For the veterans among your Zettler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zettler lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Zettler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Zettler in 1960 was 69, and 43 in 2004.

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