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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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Where is the Kantner family from?

You can see how Kantner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kantner family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kantner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 23 Kantner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 85% of all the recorded Kantner's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kantner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kantner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kantner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kantner. 20% of Kantner men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Kantner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kantner were Salesman and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Seamstress
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Kantner lifespan?

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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