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Kerns Family History

Kerns Name Meaning
Irish: variant of Kearns.Dutch: variant of Kern.

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

366,423 Historical Documents with Kerns on Ancestry.com
79,568 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
13,328 Military Records
2,967 Immigration Records
61,595 Census and Voter Lists
208,965 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Kerns Families

  • Number of Kerns families
     145 - 288
     49 - 144
     1 - 48
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kerns families
     25 - 47
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Kerns families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Kerns Family Origin

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Kerns Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Kerns

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Kerns Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Kerns census records

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Kerns Civil War Service Records

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