Honer Family History

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Honer Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who used a whetstone to hone (sharpen) swords, daggers, and knives (see Hone 1). North German (Höner): variant of Hohner.

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

Similar surnames: Hone, Horner, Homer, Boner, Hover, Hiner, Haner, Hober, Hoger, Hohner

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Honer Family Origin

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Honer Family Occupations

What did your Honer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Honer family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Honer. The most common Honer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Honer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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

Honer Historical Records

What Honer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Honer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Honer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Honer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Honer. For the veterans among your Honer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Honer Life Expectancy

What is the average Honer lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Honer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Honer in 1958 was 59, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Honer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Honer 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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