Koerner Family History

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Koerner Name Meaning

occupational name for a grain merchant or possibly for the administrator of a granary, Middle High German körner. nickname for a miller, from a noun derivative of Middle High German kürne ‘mill’. from the personal name Kor(de)ner, a derivative of Konrad, which was altered to Körner.

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

Similar surnames: Kerner, Koerber, Berner, Kirner, Lerner, Kostner, Karner, Koetter

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Koerner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Koerner name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Koerner. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Koerner Family Origin

Where is the Koerner family from?

Koerner Family Occupations

What did your Koerner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Koerner. The most common Koerner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Koerner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Koerner family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Tailor

  • Carpenter


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

Koerner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Koerner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Koerner 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Koerner. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Koerner. For the veterans among your Koerner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Koerner Life Expectancy

What is the average Koerner lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Koerner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Koerner in 1942 was 57, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Koerner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Koerner 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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