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Kirner Family History

Kirner Name Meaning

from an agent derivative of Middle High German kürne ‘mill’, hence an occupational name for a miller or a topographic name for someone living near a mill. regional variant of Kerner.

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


Similar surnames: Birner, Kerner, Karner, Kinner, Berner, Hirner, Risner, Kroner

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Where is the Kirner family from?

You can see how Kirner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kirner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Kirner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 20 Kirner families living in Ohio. This was about 36% of all the recorded Kirner's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kirner families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kirner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kirner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kirner. 27% of Kirner men worked as a Laborer and 32% of Kirner women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kirner were Machinist and Operator.

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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
    27%
  • Manager
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    16%
  • Machinist
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    32%
  • Saleslady
    32%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Operator
    13%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kirner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kirner 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 726 immigration records available for the last name Kirner. 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 Kirner. For the veterans among your Kirner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kirner lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Kirner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kirner in 1959 was 49, and 79 in 2004.

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