Kelner Family History

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Kelner Name Meaning

English: variant of Kilner. German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Kellner, in any of its senses: ‘cellarman’, ‘steward’, ‘overseer’, or ‘waiter’. In this spelling it is also found as a Czech name. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from modern German Kellner or Yiddish kelner ‘waiter’.

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

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

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Kelner Family Origin

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Kelner Family Occupations

What did your Kelner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kelner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Kelner's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kelner. A less common occupation for the Kelner family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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Kelner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kelner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kelner 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 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 Card

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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Kelner Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kelner 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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