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

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

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

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Dern Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2003, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dern

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