Kantner Family History

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Kantner Name Meaning

habitational name from either of the places named Kanten, in former East Prussia or Silesia. occupational name for someone who made wooden racks or trestles for beer and wine barrels, from an agent derivative of Middle High German ganter, kanter ‘barrel rack’.

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

Similar surnames: Kanner, Kastner, Santner, Kandler, Kanter, Tanner, Panter, Lattner

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Kantner Family Origin

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Kantner Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kantner family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kantner. The most common Kantner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Kantner's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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Kantner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kantner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kantner 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 404 immigration records available for the last name Kantner. 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 Kantner. For the veterans among your Kantner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kantner Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Kantner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Kantner in 1943 was 39, and 81 in 2004.

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