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Deener Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Diener.

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

Similar surnames: Deaner, Queener, Deemer, Keener, Peeler, Deamer, Bezner, Degener

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Where is the Deener family from?

You can see how Deener families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deener family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deener families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Deener family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Deener's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Deener families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deener surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deener ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Deener. 36% of Deener men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Deener women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deener were Electrician 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
  • Electrician

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeping
  • Teacher
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Deener. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deener 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 178 immigration records available for the last name Deener. 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 259 military records available for the last name Deener. For the veterans among your Deener ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deener lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Deener life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Deener in 1955 was 46, and 63 in 2004.

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