Kiner Family History

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Kiner Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a violinist, from Hebrew kinoyr ‘violin’. Altered spelling of German Keiner.

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


Similar surnames: Kiper, Kiker, Hiner, Winer, Viner, Kriner, Kines, Kaner, Finer

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Kiner Family Origin

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Kiner Family Occupations

What did your Kiner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kiner. 27% of Kiner men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Kiner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kiner were Truck Driver and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%

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

Kiner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Kiner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kiner 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 513 immigration records available for the last name Kiner. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Kiner. For the veterans among your Kiner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kiner Life Expectancy

What is the average Kiner lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kiner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kiner in 1944 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kiner

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