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Zigler Family History

Zigler Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Ziegler ‘tiler brickmaker’ and in North America (also) an altered form of this. This surname is rare in Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Ziegler, Ziglar, Zeigler, Gigler, Rigler, Ziller, Kugler, Sigler

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Where is the Zigler family from?

You can see how Zigler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zigler family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Zigler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 88 Zigler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 55% of all the recorded Zigler's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Zigler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zigler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zigler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zigler. 23% of Zigler men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Zigler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zigler were Salesman and Housework. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housework
    7%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Zigler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zigler 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 Zigler. 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 Zigler. For the veterans among your Zigler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zigler lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Zigler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Zigler in 1959 was 48, and 71 in 2004.

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