Korn Family History

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Korn Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German korn ‘grain’, a metonymic occupational name for a factor or dealer in grain or a nickname for a peasant. Dutch and German: from a short form of the personal name Cornelis or Cornelius. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Korn (Yiddish korn) ‘grain’, a metonymic occupational name as in 1, or an ornamental name. Czech: from a short form of the Czech personal name Kornel, a vernacular form of Cornelius.

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

Similar surnames: Kern, Horn, Kort, Corn, Dorn, Koren, Korb, Kor, Zorn, Kotz

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Korn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Korn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Korn. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • European Jewish


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Korn Family Origin

Where is the Korn family from?

Korn Family Occupations

What did your Korn ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Korn occupation in Canada was Servant. 43% of Korn's were Servants. A less common occupation for the Korn family was Tailoress. Servant, Furrier and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Korn.

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  • Servant

  • Furrier

  • Labourer

  • Tailoress


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Korn ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Korn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Korn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Korn 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Korn. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Korn. For the veterans among your Korn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Korn Life Expectancy

What is the average Korn lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Korn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Korn in 1940 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Korn ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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