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Kinner Name Meaning

German: variant of Kinder German: habitational name for someone from a place called Kinne near Bissingen (Baden-Württemberg). Scottish: variant of Kinnear .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kinder, Pinner, Kenner, Kinne, Kirner, Linner, Finner, Kitner, Kinker

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Where is the Kinner family from?

You can see how Kinner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kinner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kinner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Kinner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 30% of all the recorded Kinner's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kinner families in 1840.
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What did your Kinner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kinner. 23% of Kinner men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Kinner women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kinner were Salesman and Cook. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Servant
  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Kinner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kinner 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kinner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Kinner. For the veterans among your Kinner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kinner lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Kinner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kinner in 1946 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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