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Birner Surname Meaning

German:: habitational name for someone from Pirna in Saxony or Birnau in Württemberg. occupational name for a coiner or assayer of precious metals from an agent derivative of Middle High German birnen ‘to smelt’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Berner, Kirner, Barner, Borner, Biener, Birkner, Risner, Binner

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Where is the Birner family from?

You can see how Birner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Birner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Birner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Birner families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Birner's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Birner families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Birner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Birner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Birner. 25% of Birner men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Birner women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Birner were Clerk and Servant. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Bartender
  • Truck Driver
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Saleslady
  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Birner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Birner 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 599 immigration records available for the last name Birner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Birner. For the veterans among your Birner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Birner lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Birner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Birner in 1962 was 23, and 82 in 2003.

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