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Zucker Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a dealer in sugar or a confectioner, or a nickname for someone with a sweet tooth, from Middle High German zu(c)ker, German Zucker, Yiddish tsuker ‘sugar’. In some cases the Jewish surname is ornamental. German: offensive nickname for someone thought to be a thief, from Middle High German zücker, zucker ‘thief’, an agent derivative of zucken ‘to snatch or grab’.

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

Similar surnames: Ducker, Tucker, Hucker, Rucker, Kucher, Wicker, Zacker, Necker, Acker

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Where is the Zucker family from?

You can see how Zucker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zucker family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Zucker families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Zucker family living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Zucker's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Zucker families in 1840.
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What did your Zucker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zucker. 21% of Zucker men worked as a Salesman and 14% of Zucker women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zucker were Laborer 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

  • Salesman
  • Proprietor
  • Clerk
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Zucker. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Zucker. For the veterans among your Zucker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zucker lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Zucker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Zucker in 1946 was 53, and 80 in 2004.

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