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Laner Name Meaning

German and Hungarian: variant of Lahner. Possibly also an Americanization of Lehner.

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

Similar surnames: Kaner, Lader, Lander, Lazer, Loner, Lanter, Lahner, Lane, Haner

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Where is the Laner family from?

You can see how Laner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Laner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Laner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Laner families living in Ohio. This was about 40% of all the recorded Laner's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Laner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Laner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Laner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Laner. 18% of Laner men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Laner women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Laner were Proprietor and New Worker.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Secretary
  • Maid
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Laner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laner 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Laner. 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 932 military records available for the last name Laner. For the veterans among your Laner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Laner lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Laner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Laner in 1950 was 33, and 90 in 2004.

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