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Kellner Family History

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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Where is the Kellner family from?

You can see how Kellner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kellner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kellner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kellner family living in Arkansas. This was 100% of all the recorded Kellner's in the USA. Arkansas had the highest population of Kellner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kellner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kellner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kellner. 13% of Kellner men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Kellner women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kellner were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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
    13%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Saleslady
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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