Lesner Family History

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Lesner Name Meaning

Variant spelling of German Lessner, a habitational name from any of various places in eastern Germany called Lessen, all named with Slavic les ‘forest’.

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

Similar surnames: Leisner, Lesser, Lessner, Leshner, Lester, Resner, Mesner, Gerner

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Lesner Family Origin

Where is the Lesner family from?

Lesner Family Occupations

What did your Lesner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lesner. The most common Lesner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Lesner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lesner family was Coal Miner.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Shoemaker

  • Coal Miner


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

Lesner Historical Records

What Lesner family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Lesner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lesner 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 367 immigration records available for the last name Lesner. 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 Card

There are 436 military records available for the last name Lesner. For the veterans among your Lesner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lesner Life Expectancy

What is the average Lesner lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Lesner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Lesner in 1962 was 56, and 53 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lesner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lesner 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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