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Kirn Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from Kirn, a small town in Rhineland-Palatinate, the name of which probably derives from Middle High German kürne ‘mill’. in eastern Germany, possibly from a Sorbian word meaning ‘ravine’ or ‘drain’, related to Czech krn ‘ravine’, krne ‘gutter’, ‘water channel’, ‘drain’.

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


Similar surnames: Kern, Kinn, Korn, Hirn, Wire, Kirk, Kin, Kuhn, Corn, Kitz

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Where is the Kirn family from?

You can see how Kirn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kirn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kirn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Kirn families living in Massachusetts. This was about 40% of all the recorded Kirn's in the USA. Massachusetts and 1 other state had the highest population of Kirn families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kirn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kirn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kirn. 25% of Kirn men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Kirn women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kirn were Clerk and Housework.

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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

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Operator
    8%
  • Housework
    8%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kirn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kirn 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kirn. 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 Kirn. For the veterans among your Kirn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kirn lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kirn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kirn in 1952 was 41, and 83 in 2004.

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