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Kiner Family History

Kiner Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a violinist, from Hebrew kinoyr ‘violin’. Altered spelling of German Keiner.

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


Similar surnames: Kiper, Kiker, Hiner, Winer, Viner, Kriner, Kines, Kaner, Finer

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Where is the Kiner family from?

You can see how Kiner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kiner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kiner families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Kiner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 56% of all the recorded Kiner's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kiner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kiner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kiner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kiner. 27% of Kiner men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Kiner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kiner were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Kiner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kiner 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 513 immigration records available for the last name Kiner. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Kiner. For the veterans among your Kiner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kiner lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kiner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kiner in 1944 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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