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Cherne Family History

Cherne Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Slovenian Cerne ‘black’, ‘dark’ (see Cerne) or Czech Cerný (see Cerny), or of German Tscherne, a Germanized form of the Czech or Slovenian name.

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


Similar surnames: Cherney, Cherny, Cerne, Cerney, Churney, Cerna, Chern, Cerny, Cherner

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Where is the Cherne family from?

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

What did your Cherne ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cherne. 32% of Cherne men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Cherne women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cherne were Plumber and Housewife.

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Buffer
    11%
  • Plumber
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    17%
  • House Work
    17%
  • Nurse
    17%
  • Housewife
    17%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Cherne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cherne 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 235 immigration records available for the last name Cherne. 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 217 military records available for the last name Cherne. For the veterans among your Cherne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cherne lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Cherne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Cherne in 1962 was 27, and 66 in 2004.

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