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Zwicker Name Meaning

occupational name from an agent derivative of Middle High German zwicken ‘to secure with nails’, ‘to peg’; this could denote a leather or textile worker, a cooper, or someone performing a similar function in a wide variety of other industries including, or example, salt extraction and mining. nickname for a small person or a topographic name (see Zwick). habitational name for someone from a place called Zwickau.

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

Similar surnames: Wicker, Dicker, Picker, Zwick, Zucker, Bicker, Bricker, Fricker

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Where is the Zwicker family from?

You can see how Zwicker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zwicker family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Zwicker families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 33 Zwicker families living in Ohio. This was about 33% of all the recorded Zwicker's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Zwicker families in 1880.
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What did your Zwicker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zwicker. 18% of Zwicker men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Zwicker women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zwicker were Manager and Cashier.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Secretary
  • Teacher
  • Cashier
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Zwicker. For the veterans among your Zwicker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zwicker lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Zwicker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Zwicker in 1956 was 56, and 80 in 2004.

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