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Biener Family History

Biener Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic) and German: occupational name for a beekeeper a variant of Bien with the addition of the -er agent suffix. German: possibly a habitational name for someone from a place such as Bienau in eastern Germany. Swiss German (mainly in Valais): topographic name for the owner of a secured fenced field or who lives within the bounds of the village from Bünde (cognate with binden ‘to bind’) + agent derivative -er.

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

Similar surnames: Bieler, Bieber, Bieser, Birner, Bien, Bitner, Wiener, Bieger, Hiner

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Where is the Biener family from?

You can see how Biener families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Biener family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Biener families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Biener family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Biener's in USA. New York had the highest population of Biener families in 1840.
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What did your Biener ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Biener. 17% of Biener men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Biener women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Biener were Proprietor and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Mechanic
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Clerk
  • Farm
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Biener. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Biener 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 763 immigration records available for the last name Biener. 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 711 military records available for the last name Biener. For the veterans among your Biener ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Biener lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Biener life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Biener in 1960 was 66, and 75 in 2004.

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