Chern Family History

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Chern Name Meaning

Austrian (Styria): probably from Slovenian Cerne (see Cerne). Chinese : variant of Chen 1.

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

Similar surnames: Cherne, Chen, Shen, Cherny, Cherin, Hern, Chew, Che, Chee, O'hern

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Chern Family Origin

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Chern Family Occupations

What did your Chern ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Chern. 12% of Chern men worked as a Salesman and 10% of Chern women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chern were Butcher and Buyer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Butcher

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Buyer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Chern Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Chern. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chern 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 423 immigration records available for the last name Chern. 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 319 military records available for the last name Chern. For the veterans among your Chern ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chern Life Expectancy

What is the average Chern lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Chern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Chern in 1963 was 74, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chern 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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