Sulzer Family History

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Sulzer Name Meaning

German: occupational name for someone who made prepared meats, from Middle High German sulzer ‘butcher’, ‘charcutier’. German: from a derivative of Middle High German sulze ‘brine’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived near a source of salty water, or a habitational name for someone from a place called Sulz.

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

Similar surnames: Kulzer, Salzer, Summer, Seller, Huller, Setzer, Kilzer, Buller

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Sulzer Family Origin

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Sulzer Family Occupations

What did your Sulzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sulzer. 7% of Sulzer men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Sulzer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sulzer were Painter and Beauty Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Beauty Operator

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Sulzer Historical Records

What Sulzer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sulzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sulzer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sulzer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Sulzer. For the veterans among your Sulzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sulzer Life Expectancy

What is the average Sulzer lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sulzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sulzer in 1963 was 67, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sulzer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sulzer 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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