Varner Family History

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Varner Name Meaning

South German: habitational name for someone from Farn near Oberkirch, or Fahrnau near Schopfheim.

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

Similar surnames: Farner, Arner, Garner, Barner, Karner, Sarner, Harter, Marner, Varney

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Varner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Varner name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Varner Family Origin

Where is the Varner family from?

Varner Family Occupations

What did your Varner ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Farmerson and Office Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Varner. The most common Varner occupation in Canada was Farmer. 41% of Varner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Varner family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmerson

  • Office Clerk

  • Blacksmith


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

Varner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Varner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Varner 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Varner. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Varner. For the veterans among your Varner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Varner Life Expectancy

What is the average Varner lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Varner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Varner in 1943 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Varner 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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