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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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Where is the Lesner family from?

You can see how Lesner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lesner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lesner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Lesner family living in Mississippi. This was 100% of all the recorded Lesner's in the USA. Mississippi had the highest population of Lesner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lesner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lesner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lesner. 20% of Lesner men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Lesner women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lesner were Truck Driver and New Worker.

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    34%
  • Underwriter
    23%
  • Bookkeeper
    23%
  • New Worker
    23%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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