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Korn Family History

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


Similar surnames: Kern, Horn, Kort, Corn, Dorn, Koren, Korb, Kor, Zorn, Kotz

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Where is the Korn family from?

You can see how Korn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Korn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Korn families were found in and the USA in 1880and the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 9 Korn families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 47% of all the recorded Korn's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Korn families in 1840.
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What did your Korn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Korn. 13% of Korn men worked as a Salesman and 10% of Korn women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Korn were Clerk and Saleslady.

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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

  • Salesman
    13%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Saleslady
    7%
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Passenger Lists

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Korn. 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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There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Korn. For the veterans among your Korn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Korn lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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