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Zero Name Meaning

Southern Italian: from the medieval Greek personal name Xeros, derived from Greek xeros ‘dry’, ‘bare’. Polish: unflattering nickname for an insignificant or worthless person, from zero ‘zero’, ‘nought’.

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


Similar surnames: Zeno, Zerbo, Vero, Zaro, Herod, Gero, Pero, Fero, Mero, Hero

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Where is the Zero family from?

You can see how Zero families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zero family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Zero families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Zero families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 90% of all the recorded Zero's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Zero families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zero surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zero ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zero. 28% of Zero men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Zero women worked as an Operator. .

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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
    28%
  • Helper
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    100%
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What Zero family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zero. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zero 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 234 immigration records available for the last name Zero. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Zero. For the veterans among your Zero ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zero lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Zero life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Zero in 1963 was 82, and 75 in 2004.

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