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Zweig Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German zwig ‘branch’, ‘bough’, ‘twig’, ‘graft’, German Zweig, applied perhaps as a nickname for a thin person or as an occupational name for a horticultural expert. The Jewish surname is ornamental.

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


Similar surnames: Wein, Feig, Teig, Wenig, Steig, Weis, Weg, Fleig, Weil, Zieg

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Zweig Family Origin

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Zweig Family Occupations

What did your Zweig ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Zweig family was Retail Grocer. The most common Zweig occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Zweig's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Gun Smith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zweig.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Farm Laborer

    14%
  • Gun Smith

    14%
  • Retail Grocer

    14%

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

Zweig Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Zweig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zweig 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Zweig. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Zweig. For the veterans among your Zweig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zweig Life Expectancy

What is the average Zweig lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Zweig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Zweig in 1943 was 47, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zweig

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zweig 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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