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Depner Name Meaning

German: of uncertain derivation. It may be a habitational name for someone from a place called Depenau, in Schleswig-Holstein (from Middle Low German deep ‘deep’, ‘low’ + owe ‘low-lying field’). Alternatively, it could be an occupational name for a potter (in west central Germany), from an agent derivative of Middle High German düpfen, tüp(p)en ‘pot’.

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


Similar surnames: Denner, Derner, Pepper, Demler, Degler, Benner, Deger, Dupler, Jenner

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Where is the Depner family from?

You can see how Depner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Depner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Depner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Depner families living in Iowa. This was about 18% of all the recorded Depner's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Depner families in 1880.
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What did your Depner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Depner. 32% of Depner men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Depner women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Depner were Operator and Stenographer.

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Janitor
    8%
  • Operator
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Waitress
    34%
  • Stenographer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Depner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Depner 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 497 immigration records available for the last name Depner. 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 550 military records available for the last name Depner. For the veterans among your Depner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Depner lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Depner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Depner in 1953 was 38, and 87 in 2004.

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