Lahner Family History

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Lahner Name Meaning

German and Hungarian: habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lahn in Hungary and Germany. In southern Germany and Austria, Lahn denotes a place where there had been an avalanche or landslide, from Middle High German laen, lene ‘avalanche’.

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

Similar surnames: Hahner, Lohner, Lachner, Lehner, Ladner, Laufer, Lackner, Rahner

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Lahner Family Origin

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Lahner Family Occupations

What did your Lahner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lahner. The most common Lahner occupation in the USA was Laborer. 29% of Lahner's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Lahner family was Plasterer.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Plasterer


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

Lahner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Lahner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lahner 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 295 immigration records available for the last name Lahner. 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 905 military records available for the last name Lahner. For the veterans among your Lahner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lahner Life Expectancy

What is the average Lahner lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Lahner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Lahner in 1957 was 27, and 63 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lahner 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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