Dern Family History

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Dern Name Meaning

from an old personal name based on an element cognate with Old High German tarhnen ‘to conceal’, tarni ‘secretly’. possibly a habitational name from Derne near Dortmund or Dehrn on the Lahn river, Hesse.

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


Similar surnames: Dean, Dehn, Kern, Dorn, Bern, Dein, Dery, Corn, Hearn, Deren

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Dern Family Origin

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Dern Family Occupations

What did your Dern ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dern family was Laborer. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dern. The most common Dern occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Dern's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dern ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dern Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dern. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dern census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Dern. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Dern. For the veterans among your Dern ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dern Life Expectancy

What is the average Dern lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2003, in the United States, Dern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dern in 1951 was 46, and 66 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dern

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dern ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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