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Kisner Name Meaning

German: variant of Kistner.

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


Similar surnames: Kister, Kesner, Risner, Kiener, Misner, Kasner, Kinner, Wisner

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Where is the Kisner family from?

You can see how Kisner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kisner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kisner families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Kisner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 41% of all the recorded Kisner's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kisner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kisner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kisner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kisner. 26% of Kisner men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Kisner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kisner were Salesman and Operator.

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Miner
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Waitress
    8%
  • Operator
    6%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Kisner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kisner 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 738 immigration records available for the last name Kisner. 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 Kisner. For the veterans among your Kisner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kisner lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kisner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Kisner in 1942 was 25, and 71 in 2004.

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