Zylstra Family History

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Zylstra Name Meaning

Frisian: topographic name for someone who lived by a sluice, from an agent noun based on zijl ‘sluice’, ‘pump’. Compare Van Zyl.

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


Similar surnames: Dykstra, Hofstra, Hamstra, Poelstra, Zandstra, Kamstra, Terpstra

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Zylstra Family Origin

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Zylstra Family Occupations

What did your Zylstra ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Zylstra occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Zylstra's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zylstra. A less common occupation for the Zylstra family was Painter.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    25%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Painter

    13%

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

Zylstra Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Zylstra Life Expectancy

What is the average Zylstra lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Zylstra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Zylstra in 1956 was 47, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zylstra

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zylstra 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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