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Barner Name Meaning

Southern English: habitational name for someone who lived by a barn. North German: derivative of the old Germanic personal name Barnher or Bernher (see Berner 6).

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


Similar surnames: Berner, Barnes, Garner, Borner, Warner, Barney, Birner, Barber

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Where is the Barner family from?

You can see how Barner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 54 Barner families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Barner's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Barner families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barner ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Barner. 46% of Barner men worked as a Farmer and 39% of Barner women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barner were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    46%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Cultivateur
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
    39%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Dressmaker
    16%
  • Clerk
    16%
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Census Records

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Barner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barner 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Barner. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Barner. For the veterans among your Barner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barner lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Barner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Barner in 1944 was 23, and 71 in 2004.

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