Zieger Family History

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Zieger Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of curd cheese, Middle High German ziger(kæse).

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

Similar surnames: Ziegel, Ziegler, Zieser, Fieger, Siegel, Bieger, Rieger, Zuleger

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Zieger Family Origin

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Zieger Family Occupations

What did your Zieger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Zieger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Zieger's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Zieger family was Carriage Driver. Farmer, Barkeeper and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zieger.

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  • Farmer

  • Barkeeper

  • Blacksmith

  • Carriage Driver


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Zieger ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Zieger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Zieger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zieger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Zieger. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Zieger. For the veterans among your Zieger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zieger Life Expectancy

What is the average Zieger lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Zieger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Zieger in 1959 was 63, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zieger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zieger ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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