Zilch Family History

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Zilch Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of the personal name Zyriak, vernacular form of Greek Kyriakos ‘belonging to the Lord’. The name was borne by two saints; Cyriacus the Recluse, born at Corinth in the 5th century, is reputed to have lived to the age of 108. The other saint of this name was a Roman martyr, of whom nothing is known except that he was buried on the road to Ostia.

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

Similar surnames: Zich, Rich, Milich, Milch, Zill, Birch, Felch, Misch, Pioch, Mich

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Zilch Family Origin

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Zilch Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Zilch family was Engineer. The most common Zilch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Zilch's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Boarding House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zilch.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Boarding House

  • Engineer


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Zilch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zilch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zilch 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 190 immigration records available for the last name Zilch. 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 650 military records available for the last name Zilch. For the veterans among your Zilch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zilch Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Zilch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Zilch in 1953 was 69, and 75 in 2004.

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