Kneer Family History

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Kneer Name Meaning

German: Swabian nickname for a poor person scratching a living, from Middle High German ner ‘salvation’, ‘rescue’ with the intensifying prefix ge-. German: from the early medieval personal name Chnodomar. Manx: variant of Kneen.

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

Similar surnames: Speer, Knell, Steer, Knee, Kober, Neer, Kuter, Kneen, Neet, Klee

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Kneer Family Origin

Where is the Kneer family from?

Kneer Family Occupations

What did your Kneer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kneer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 12% of Kneer's were Farmers. Farmer, Shoe Maker and Beer & Lunch Room were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kneer. A less common occupation for the Kneer family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Shoe Maker

  • Beer & Lunch Room

  • Blacksmith


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

Kneer Historical Records

What Kneer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kneer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kneer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Kneer

Passenger List

There are 635 immigration records available for the last name Kneer. 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 701 military records available for the last name Kneer. For the veterans among your Kneer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kneer Life Expectancy

What is the average Kneer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kneer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Kneer in 1962 was 75, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kneer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kneer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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