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Chernin Name Meaning

Respelling of Czech Cernín, from a derivative of cerný ‘black’, ‘sable’ (see Cerna), or alternatively a habitational name for someone from Cernice or some other place named with this word. Jewish (from Belarus): metronymic from the eastern Yiddish female personal name Tsherne, derived from Slavic cerny ‘black’.

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


Similar surnames: Chernick, Cherny, Chanin, Cherney, Cherner, Cherne, Cherin, Cernik

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Where is the Chernin family from?

You can see how Chernin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chernin family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Chernin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 15 Chernin families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Chernin's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Chernin families in 1920.
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What did your Chernin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Chernin. 17% of Chernin men worked as a Salesman and 30% of Chernin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chernin were Presser and Saleslady.

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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
    17%
  • Tailor
    17%
  • Painter
    12%
  • Presser
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    30%
  • Stenographer
    30%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Saleslady
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Chernin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chernin 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 588 immigration records available for the last name Chernin. 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 268 military records available for the last name Chernin. For the veterans among your Chernin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chernin lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Chernin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Chernin in 1956 was 58, and 67 in 2004.

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