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Panzer Surname Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for an armorer from Middle High German panzier ‘mailcoat’ (Old French pancier ‘armor for the stomach body armor’ from Late Latin). Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Panzer ‘armor’ (see 1 above).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Tanzer, Panter, Banner, Lander, Manger, Zanger, Mander, Palmer

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Where is the Panzer family from?

You can see how Panzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Panzer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Panzer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 15 Panzer families living in London. This was about 58% of all the recorded Panzer's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Panzer families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Panzer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Panzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Panzer. 100% of Panzer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Panzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Panzer 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Panzer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Panzer. For the veterans among your Panzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Panzer lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Panzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Panzer in 1946 was 46, and 84 in 2004.

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