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Curtner Family History

Curtner Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swiss German Gurtner . Probably a variant of Cortner .

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


Similar surnames: Cortner, Gurtner, Cartner, Burtner, Cotner, Carner, Castner, Corner

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Where is the Curtner family from?

You can see how Curtner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Curtner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Curtner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Curtner families living in Ohio. This was about 47% of all the recorded Curtner's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Curtner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Curtner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Curtner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Curtner. 25% of Curtner men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Curtner women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Curtner were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    19%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Curtner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Curtner 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 103 immigration records available for the last name Curtner. 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 729 military records available for the last name Curtner. For the veterans among your Curtner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Curtner lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Curtner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Curtner in 1952 was 56, and 72 in 2004.

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