Zehner Family History
Zehner Name Meaning
German: occupational name for an official responsible for collecting on behalf of the lord of the manor tithes of agricultural produce owed as rent. The more prosperous tenants had to contribute wine and grain those with smaller holdings fruit vegetables milk cheese beer and poultry. The Middle High German term for this official was zehendære a derivative of zehende ‘tenth part tithe’ (Old High German zehanto from zehan ‘ten’). Compare Zenor .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022