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Kiener Name Meaning

South German: inflected form of Kiene. Swiss German: nickname derived from the dialect verb chienen ‘to whimper’. Variant spelling of Keiner.

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


Similar surnames: Kiene, Kinner, Biener, Diener, Kiefer, Kiner, Karner, Kisner, Kieser

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Where is the Kiener family from?

You can see how Kiener families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kiener family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kiener families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 30 Kiener families living in New York. This was about 42% of all the recorded Kiener's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Kiener families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kiener surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kiener ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kiener. 20% of Kiener men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Kiener women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kiener were Machinist and Waitress.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    34%
  • Stenographer Typist
    23%
  • Student Nurse
    23%
  • Waitress
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kiener. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kiener 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 819 immigration records available for the last name Kiener. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kiener. For the veterans among your Kiener ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kiener lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kiener life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kiener in 1952 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

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