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Karchner Name Meaning

German (Kärchner): variant of Karcher an occupational name from Middle High German karrecher kercher ‘porter’. German: variant of Kerchner . Mostly found in Ohio.

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


Similar surnames: Kirchner, Taschner, Lachner, Kelchner, Kircher, Kurschner, Karcher

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Where is the Karchner family from?

You can see how Karchner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Karchner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Karchner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Karchner families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Karchner's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Karchner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Karchner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Karchner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Karchner. 28% of Karchner men worked as a Laborer and 37% of Karchner women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Karchner were Truck Driver and Saleslady. .

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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
    28%
  • Labor
    18%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    37%
  • Housewife
    28%
  • Collar Machine Operator
    19%
  • Saleslady
    19%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Karchner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karchner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 99 immigration records available for the last name Karchner. 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 603 military records available for the last name Karchner. For the veterans among your Karchner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Karchner lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Karchner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Karchner in 1961 was 59, and 85 in 2004.

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