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Dehner Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the old personal name Degenher, composed of Old High German degen ‘warrior’, ‘vassal’ + her ‘high’, ‘noble’.

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


Similar surnames: Dehler, Zehner, Lehner, Derner, Depner, Dehnert, Keiner, Dehmer

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Where is the Dehner family from?

You can see how Dehner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dehner family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Dehner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Dehner family living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Dehner's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Dehner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dehner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dehner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dehner. 17% of Dehner men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Dehner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dehner were Miner and Clerk. .

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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
    16%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Miner
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Seamstress
    15%
  • Bookkeeper
    15%
  • Clerk
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Dehner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dehner 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 578 immigration records available for the last name Dehner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dehner. For the veterans among your Dehner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dehner lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Dehner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Dehner in 1949 was 67, and 79 in 2004.

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