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Arner Family History

Arner Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German arnaere ‘reaper’, ‘day laborer’ (from arn ‘harvest’). Swiss German: habitational name for someone from a place called Arn, near Zürich.

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


Similar surnames: Farner, Arber, Garner, Kroner, Varner, Marner, Arney, Arne, Harner

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Where is the Arner family from?

You can see how Arner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Arner families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Arner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Arner's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Arner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Arner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Arner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Arner. 19% of Arner men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Arner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arner were Carpenter and Clerk.

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Arner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arner 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 970 immigration records available for the last name Arner. 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 Arner. For the veterans among your Arner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arner lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Arner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Arner in 1946 was 48, and 71 in 2004.

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