Kempner Family History

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Kempner Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a champion at jousting or wrestling, from Kempner, agent derivative of Kempe ‘fight’ (see Kemp). German: habitational name, with agent suffix -er, for someone from any of various places called Kempen (notably in the Ruhrgebiet) or from Kempno near Poznan, Poland.

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

Similar surnames: Kemper, Kempker, Kempler, Depner, Kempen, Klempner, Kampfer, Kettner

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Kempner Family Origin

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Kempner Family Occupations

What did your Kempner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kempner family was Boot Merchant. The most common Kempner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 8% of Kempner's were Farmers. Farmer, Merchant and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kempner.

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  • Farmer

  • Merchant

  • Tailor

  • Boot Merchant


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Kempner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kempner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kempner 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kempner. 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 589 military records available for the last name Kempner. For the veterans among your Kempner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kempner Life Expectancy

What is the average Kempner lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kempner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Kempner in 1953 was 47, and 87 in 2004.

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