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Fonner Name Meaning

Americanized form of South German Pfanner .

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

Similar surnames: Finner, Fenner, Conner, Bonner, Benner, Sonner, Tinner, Gunner

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Where is the Fonner family from?

You can see how Fonner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fonner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fonner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Fonner families living in Ontario. This was about 73% of all the recorded Fonner's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Fonner families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fonner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fonner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fonner. 28% of Fonner men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Fonner women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fonner were Salesman and Housework. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Labor
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Secy
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Fonner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fonner 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 285 immigration records available for the last name Fonner. 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 990 military records available for the last name Fonner. For the veterans among your Fonner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fonner lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Fonner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Fonner in 1959 was 63, and 66 in 2004.

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