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Zeichner Name Meaning

German: probably a habitational name for someone from Zeichen near Pirna. Bahlow doubts that it is from Middle High German zeichener ‘one who does signs and wonders’.

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


Similar surnames: Reichner, Keicher, Eicher, Kelchner, Leichner, Leichter, Richner

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Where is the Zeichner family from?

You can see how Zeichner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zeichner family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 16 Zeichner families living in New York. This was about 59% of all the recorded Zeichner's in USA. New York had the highest population of Zeichner families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zeichner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zeichner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zeichner. 16% of Zeichner men worked as a Salesman and 40% of Zeichner women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zeichner were Proprietor and Milliner. .

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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

  • Salesman
    16%
  • Clothing
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Proprietor
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    40%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Milliner
    20%
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What Zeichner family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 893 census records available for the last name Zeichner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zeichner 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 559 immigration records available for the last name Zeichner. 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 190 military records available for the last name Zeichner. For the veterans among your Zeichner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zeichner lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Zeichner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Zeichner in 1962 was 75, and 81 in 2004.

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