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Kitner Family History

Kitner Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from a place called Kutno in Poland.

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


Similar surnames: Kutner, Kinner, Lipner, Kiner, Kroner, Bitzer, Kirner, Kinder, Kasner

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Where is the Kitner family from?

You can see how Kitner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kitner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kitner families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 5 Kitner families living in Kent. This was about 45% of all the recorded Kitner's in the UK. Kent and 1 other county had the highest population of Kitner families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kitner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kitner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kitner. 35% of Kitner men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Kitner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kitner were Salesman and Saleslady.

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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
    35%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Saleslady
    11%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kitner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kitner 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 236 immigration records available for the last name Kitner. 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 587 military records available for the last name Kitner. For the veterans among your Kitner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kitner lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kitner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Kitner in 1963 was 73, and 86 in 2004.

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