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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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Where is the Koerner family from?

You can see how Koerner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Koerner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Koerner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Koerner family living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Koerner's in USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Koerner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Koerner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Koerner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Koerner. 13% of Koerner men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Koerner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Koerner were Machinist and Stenographer. .

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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
    13%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Secretary
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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