Kellner Family History

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Kellner Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Middle High German kelnære, Middle Dutch kel(le)nare, German Kellner ‘cellarman’. This term developed various specialized senses: a steward, an overseer in a castle, monastery, or the like, and in modern usage, a wine waiter.

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

Similar surnames: Kelner, Keller, Gellner, Zellner, Wellner, Zeller, Keltner, Feldner

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Kellner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kellner name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kellner. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Kellner Family Origin

Where is the Kellner family from?

Kellner Family Occupations

What did your Kellner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kellner. A less common occupation for the Kellner family was Tailor. The most common Kellner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Kellner's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Cooper

  • Tailor


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

Kellner Historical Records

What Kellner family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Kellner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kellner 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Kellner. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Kellner. For the veterans among your Kellner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kellner Life Expectancy

What is the average Kellner lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kellner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kellner in 1944 was 53, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kellner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kellner 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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