Barner Family History

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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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Barner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Barner name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Barner. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Barner Family Origin

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Barner Family Occupations

What did your Barner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Barner family was Keeping House. The most common Barner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Barner's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barner.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Barner Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Barner Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barner 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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