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Zegar Family History

Zegar Name Meaning

Possibly of English origin, an altered form of Segar, from the Old English personal name S?gar (meaning ‘sea spear’).

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


Similar surnames: Segar, Edgar, Lugar, Gear, Leger, Sugar, Lear, Regan, Semar, Seger

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Where is the Zegar family from?

You can see how Zegar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zegar family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Zegar families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 7 Zegar families living in Ohio. This was about 23% of all the recorded Zegar's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Zegar families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zegar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zegar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zegar. 38% of Zegar men worked as a Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
    38%
  • Butcher
    14%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Coal Loader
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Student
    100%
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What Zegar family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 570 census records available for the last name Zegar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zegar 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 194 immigration records available for the last name Zegar. 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 Cards

There are 153 military records available for the last name Zegar. For the veterans among your Zegar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zegar lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Zegar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Zegar in 1951 was 49, and 81 in 2004.

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