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Ladner Family History

Ladner Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a joiner who made Laden ‘chests’, ‘wardrobes’ (also ‘armor’), from a derivative of Middle Low German, Middle High German lade ‘chest’, ‘(wooden) container’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a shopkeeper, from a derivative of Laden ‘shop’.

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


Similar surnames: Lader, Laufer, Wapner, Sadler, Lahner, Bader, Hader, Lardner, Kasner

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Where is the Ladner family from?

You can see how Ladner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ladner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ladner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Ladner families living in Mississippi. This was about 50% of all the recorded Ladner's in the USA. Mississippi had the highest population of Ladner families in 1840.
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What did your Ladner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ladner. 33% of Ladner men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Ladner women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ladner were Carpenter and Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
    33%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Seamstress
    12%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Laborer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Ladner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ladner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ladner. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Ladner. For the veterans among your Ladner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ladner lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ladner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ladner in 1951 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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