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Boerner Name Meaning

North German (Börner): topographic name for someone who lived beside a well, from a northern and western term born ‘well’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.

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


Similar surnames: Borner, Boehner, Berner, Boeker, Horner, Boehne, Bodner, Berger

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Where is the Boerner family from?

You can see how Boerner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boerner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boerner families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Boerner family living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Boerner's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Boerner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boerner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boerner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boerner. 23% of Boerner men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Boerner women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boerner were Salesman 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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Boerner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boerner 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 Boerner. 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 Boerner. For the veterans among your Boerner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boerner lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Boerner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Boerner in 1951 was 63, and 72 in 2004.

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