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Kearn Name Meaning

Irish:: variant of Kearns . possibly also a variant of McCarron .

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

Similar surnames: Keirn, Karn, Kern, Hearn, Learn, Kearl, Kean, Gean, Kearns, Near

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Where is the Kearn family from?

You can see how Kearn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kearn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kearn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 11 Kearn families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kearn's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kearn families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kearn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kearn ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Kearn. 50% of Kearn men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
  • Commis
  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Kearn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kearn 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kearn. 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 Kearn. For the veterans among your Kearn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kearn lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kearn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Kearn in 1951 was 51, and 62 in 2004.

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