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Zeise Family History

Zeise Name Meaning

from Middle High German zise ‘siskin’ (a yellow and black finch), hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird in some way, or an occupational name for a bird dealer or catcher. variant of Zeiss.

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

Similar surnames: Meise, Reise, Leise, Zeiss, Meisel, Geist, Beese, Geiss, Zeis, Beise

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Where is the Zeise family from?

You can see how Zeise families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zeise family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Zeise families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Zeise families living in Michigan. This was about 64% of all the recorded Zeise's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Zeise families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zeise surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zeise ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zeise. 46% of Zeise men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Farm Hand
  • Farm Work
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 935 census records available for the last name Zeise. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zeise 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 210 immigration records available for the last name Zeise. 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 364 military records available for the last name Zeise. For the veterans among your Zeise ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zeise lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Zeise life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Zeise in 1965 was 66, and 63 in 2004.

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