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Kemner Family History

Kemner Name Meaning

German: reduced form of Kemenater, from Latin caminata ‘with a fireplace or chimney’, hence a nickname for someone who lived in a house with a chimney or a house made of stone. Danish: occupational name from kemner ‘rent collector’, ‘chamberlain’.

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


Similar surnames: Kemmer, Kenner, Kerner, Kempner, Keiner, Kemper, Kroner, Kelner

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Where is the Kemner family from?

You can see how Kemner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kemner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Kemner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Kemner families living in Missouri. This was about 29% of all the recorded Kemner's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Kemner families in 1880.
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What did your Kemner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kemner. 22% of Kemner men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Kemner women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kemner were Carpenter 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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Salesman
    18%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    50%
  • Saleslady
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kemner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kemner 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 315 immigration records available for the last name Kemner. 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 392 military records available for the last name Kemner. For the veterans among your Kemner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kemner lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kemner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kemner in 1957 was 58, and 87 in 2004.

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