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Kelner Family History

Kelner Name Meaning

Czech and Polish: occupational or status name from German Kellner ‘cellarman’. Dutch: variant of Kellner . This surname is rare in the Netherlands. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Kellner or Yiddish kelner ‘waiter’. Compare Kellner . English: variant of Kilner .

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

Similar surnames: Kellner, Keller, Kerner, Kenner, Kelter, Kepner, Kelder, Kasner

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Where is the Kelner family from?

You can see how Kelner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kelner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kelner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Kelner family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Kelner's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kelner families in 1840.
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What did your Kelner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kelner. 22% of Kelner men worked as a Salesman and 27% of Kelner women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kelner were Clerk and Beauty Operator. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
  • Beauty Operator
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kelner. 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 617 military records available for the last name Kelner. For the veterans among your Kelner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kelner lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kelner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kelner in 1960 was 51, and 91 in 2004.

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