History of your Surname
Get access to Zacharias family records.Start a free trial

Zacharias Family History

Zacharias Name Meaning

German English Greek and Jewish; Czech (Zachariáš) and Slovak (Zachariaš and Zachariáš): from a Biblical personal name Greek Zacharias Aramaic and Hebrew Zekharya composed of the elements zekhar ‘to remember’ + ya ‘God’. This name was borne by a Biblical prophet and in the New Testament by the father of John the Baptist for which reason it achieved a modest popularity among Gentiles during the Middle Ages. As a surname in Britain it originated mainly among Nonconformists in Wales and Cornwall in the 17th and 18th centuries. In North America the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages e.g. Italian Zaccaria Polish Zachariasz Slovenian Caharija and their derivatives. The name Zacharias is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Cherian Zacharia and Zachariah ) but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.

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

Similar surnames: Zachariah, Zaharias, Zakaria, Cherian, Charles, Zacarias, Zaccaria

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Zacharias family from?

You can see how Zacharias families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zacharias family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Zacharias families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 35 Zacharias families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 48% of all the recorded Zacharias's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Zacharias families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zacharias surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zacharias ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Zacharias. 81% of Zacharias men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Zacharias women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zacharias were Fathers Farmer and Domestic. .

View Census Data for Zacharias | Data not to scale

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farmers Son
  • Fathers Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Domestic
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Zacharias family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Zacharias. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zacharias census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Zacharias

Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Zacharias. 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.

View all Zacharias immigration records

Draft Cards

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

View all Zacharias military records

You've only scratched the surface of Zacharias family history

Discover More

What is the average Zacharias lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Zacharias life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Zacharias in 1942 was 17, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zacharias

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Zacharias family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Zacharias last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial