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Zellar Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Dutch or Jewish (Ashkenazic) Zeller . Americanized form of Slovenian Zalar 1 or Compare Zeller

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

Similar surnames: Zellars, Zeller, Bellar, Kellar, Zelle, Zellers, Teller, Ziglar

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Where is the Zellar family from?

You can see how Zellar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zellar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Zellar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Zellar family living in British Columbia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Zellar's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Zellar families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zellar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zellar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zellar. 24% of Zellar men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Zellar women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zellar were Clerk and Waitress. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Zellar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zellar 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 140 immigration records available for the last name Zellar. 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 376 military records available for the last name Zellar. For the veterans among your Zellar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zellar lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Zellar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Zellar in 1964 was 75, and 70 in 2004.

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