Ziegler Family History

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Ziegler Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tiler, from an agent derivative of Middle High German ziegel ‘roof tile’ (Old High German ziagal, from Latin tegula), German Ziegel. In the Middle Ages the term came to denote bricks as well as tiles, and so in some cases the term may have denoted a brickmaker or bricklayer rather than a tiler.

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

Similar surnames: Fiedler, Zeller, Zingler, Zieger, Siedler, Tingler, Singler, Degler

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Ziegler Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ziegler name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ziegler. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Ziegler Family Origin

Where is the Ziegler family from?

Ziegler Family Occupations

What did your Ziegler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ziegler. A less common occupation for the Ziegler family was Keeping House. The most common Ziegler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Ziegler's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Ziegler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 83,000 census records available for the last name Ziegler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ziegler 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 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Ziegler. 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 45,000 military records available for the last name Ziegler. For the veterans among your Ziegler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ziegler Life Expectancy

What is the average Ziegler lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ziegler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ziegler in 1940 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ziegler 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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