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Kanner Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a maker of jugs from an agent derivative of Middle High German or Middle Low German kanne ‘jug tankard’ German Kanne (see Kann ). German: occupational name for a maker of gutters and drainage pipes Middle High German kaner. Compare Kandler .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kasner, Banner, Kenner, Danner, Kantner, Tanner, Kanter, Hafner

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Where is the Kanner family from?

You can see how Kanner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kanner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Kanner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Kanner families living in Indiana. This was about 38% of all the recorded Kanner's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Kanner families in 1880.
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What did your Kanner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kanner. 16% of Kanner men worked as a Salesman and 28% of Kanner women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kanner were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Stenographer
  • Manager
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kanner. 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 726 military records available for the last name Kanner. For the veterans among your Kanner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kanner lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kanner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Kanner in 1958 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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