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Darner Name Meaning

Respelling of German Dörner (see Doerner) or Derner.

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

Similar surnames: Dorner, Derner, Farner, Garner, Warner, Varner, Barner, Marner

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Where is the Darner family from?

You can see how Darner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Darner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Darner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Darner families living in Ohio. This was about 75% of all the recorded Darner's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Darner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Darner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Darner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Darner. 20% of Darner men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Darner women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Darner were Clerk and Seamstress.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • House Work
  • Laundress
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Darner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Darner 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 489 immigration records available for the last name Darner. 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 917 military records available for the last name Darner. For the veterans among your Darner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Darner lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Darner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Darner in 1954 was 63, and 83 in 2004.

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