Korn Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German korn ‘grain’, a metonymic occupational name for a factor or dealer in grain or a nickname for a peasant. Dutch and German: from a short form of the personal name Cornelis or Cornelius. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Korn (Yiddish korn) ‘grain’, a metonymic occupational name as in 1, or an ornamental name. Czech: from a short form of the Czech personal name Kornel, a vernacular form of Cornelius.

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

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Korn Family Origin

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Korn Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Korn family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Korn. The most common Korn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Korn's were Farmers.

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Korn Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Korn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Korn in 1940 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Korn

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