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Conner Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Connor, now common in Scotland. English: occupational name for an inspector of weights and measures, Middle English connere, cunnere ‘inspector’, an agent derivative of cun(nen) ‘to examine’.

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


Similar surnames: Corner, Fonner, Coyner, Canner, Bonner, Conyer, Sonner, Comer, Benner

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Where is the Conner family from?

You can see how Conner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Conner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Conner families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 134 Conner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 13% of all the recorded Conner's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Conner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Conner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Conner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Conner. 17% of Conner men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Conner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Conner were Truck Driver and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Maid
    6%
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Census Records

There are 307,000 census records available for the last name Conner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Conner 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 28,000 immigration records available for the last name Conner. 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 61,000 military records available for the last name Conner. For the veterans among your Conner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Conner lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Conner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Conner in 1941 was 27, and 74 in 2004.

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