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Lahner Name Meaning

German and Hungarian: habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lahn in Hungary and Germany. In southern Germany and Austria, Lahn denotes a place where there had been an avalanche or landslide, from Middle High German laen, lene ‘avalanche’.

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


Similar surnames: Hahner, Lohner, Lachner, Lehner, Ladner, Laufer, Lackner, Rahner

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Where is the Lahner family from?

You can see how Lahner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lahner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Lahner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Lahner families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Lahner's in Canada. Nova Scotia and 1 other province had the highest population of Lahner families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lahner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lahner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lahner. 32% of Lahner men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Lahner women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lahner were Farm Laborer and New Worker.

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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

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    50%
  • New Worker
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Lahner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lahner 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 295 immigration records available for the last name Lahner. 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 905 military records available for the last name Lahner. For the veterans among your Lahner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lahner lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Lahner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Lahner in 1957 was 27, and 63 in 2004.

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