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Cherner Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname from a derivative of Slavic cerny ‘black’, ‘dark’.

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


Similar surnames: Cherney, Cherne, Chernin, Cherny, Chorney, Scheiner, Lerner, Herzer

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Where is the Cherner family from?

You can see how Cherner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cherner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Cherner families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1920 there were 6 Cherner families living in Indiana. This was about 11% of all the recorded Cherner's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Cherner families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cherner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cherner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cherner. 36% of Cherner men worked as a Salesman.

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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

  • Salesman
    36%
  • Clerk
    30%
  • Manager
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Cherner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cherner 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 256 immigration records available for the last name Cherner. 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 94 military records available for the last name Cherner. For the veterans among your Cherner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cherner lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Cherner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Cherner in 1961 was 46, and 83 in 2004.

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