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Zinner Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a worker in pewter, from an agent derivative of Middle High German zin ‘pewter’ (see Zinn).

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


Similar surnames: Zinser, Zinnel, Finner, Zenner, Sinner, Pinner, Tinner, Rinner

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Where is the Zinner family from?

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

What did your Zinner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zinner. 12% of Zinner men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Zinner women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zinner were Farming and Housewife.

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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
    12%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Farming
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Operator
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Zinner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zinner 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Zinner. 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 Zinner. For the veterans among your Zinner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zinner lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Zinner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Zinner in 1959 was 57, and 77 in 2004.

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