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Murner Family History

Murner Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: habitational name for someone from a place called Murn or Murnau.

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


Similar surnames: Turner, Durner, Berner, Marner, Burger, Gerner, Dunner, Gunner

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Where is the Murner family from?

You can see how Murner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Murner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Murner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Murner families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 48% of all the recorded Murner's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Murner families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Murner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Murner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Murner. 36% of Murner men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Murner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Murner were Operator and Winding.

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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
    36%
  • Carpenter
    22%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Operator
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    60%
  • Winding
    40%
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What Murner family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Murner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Murner 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 269 immigration records available for the last name Murner. 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 513 military records available for the last name Murner. For the veterans among your Murner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Murner lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Murner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Murner in 1960 was 45, and 93 in 2004.

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