Dern Family History

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Dern Name Meaning

from an old personal name based on an element cognate with Old High German tarhnen ‘to conceal’, tarni ‘secretly’. possibly a habitational name from Derne near Dortmund or Dehrn on the Lahn river, Hesse.

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

Similar surnames: Dean, Dehn, Kern, Dorn, Bern, Dein, Dery, Corn, Hearn, Deren

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Dern Family Origin

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Dern Family Occupations

What did your Dern ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dern. 20% of Dern men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Dern women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dern were Salesman and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Dern Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Dern. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dern 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 908 immigration records available for the last name Dern. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Dern. For the veterans among your Dern ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dern Life Expectancy

What is the average Dern lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2003, in the United States, Dern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dern in 1951 was 46, and 66 in 2003.

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