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Zinn Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a worker in pewter, Middle High German zin; German Zinn, Yiddish tsin.

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


Similar surnames: Linn, Pinn, Zink, Kinn, Zang, Zins, Lind, Ginn, Rann, Link

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Where is the Zinn family from?

You can see how Zinn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zinn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Zinn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Zinn families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 38% of all the recorded Zinn's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Zinn families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zinn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zinn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zinn. 15% of Zinn men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Zinn women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zinn were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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
    15%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Secretary
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Zinn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zinn 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Zinn. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Zinn. For the veterans among your Zinn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zinn lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Zinn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Zinn in 1943 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

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