Kirner Family History

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Kirner Name Meaning

from an agent derivative of Middle High German kürne ‘mill’, hence an occupational name for a miller or a topographic name for someone living near a mill. regional variant of Kerner.

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

Similar surnames: Birner, Kerner, Karner, Kinner, Berner, Hirner, Risner, Kroner

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Kirner Family Origin

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Kirner Family Occupations

What did your Kirner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kirner family was Black Smith. The most common Kirner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Kirner's were Farmers. Farmer, At Home and Baby Carriage Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kirner.

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  • Farmer

  • At Home

  • Baby Carriage Maker

  • Black Smith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kirner ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kirner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kirner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kirner 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 726 immigration records available for the last name Kirner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kirner. For the veterans among your Kirner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kirner Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Kirner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kirner in 1959 was 49, and 79 in 2004.

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