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Zeiger Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a sign maker from Middle High German zeiger ‘sign guide sign at an inn’. German: altered form of Zieger . In some cases perhaps also an Americanized form of German Seiger reflecting the German pronunciation of the initial s.

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

Similar surnames: Zeier, Zeiter, Zeiner, Geiger, Seiger, Zaiger, Zeiler, Zenger, Reiser

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Where is the Zeiger family from?

You can see how Zeiger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zeiger family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Zeiger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Zeiger families living in Indiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Zeiger's in USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Zeiger families in 1840.
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What did your Zeiger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zeiger. 14% of Zeiger men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Zeiger women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zeiger were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Zeiger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zeiger 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Zeiger. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Zeiger. For the veterans among your Zeiger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zeiger lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Zeiger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Zeiger in 1952 was 54, and 83 in 2004.

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