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Lechner Family History

Lechner Name Meaning

status name for a feudal tenant or vassal, Middle High German lehenære ‘feudal tenant’, ‘vassal’. Compare Lehmann. habitational name for someone from any of several places called Lehen, especially in Bavaria.

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


Similar surnames: Lehner, Rechner, Lachner, Leshner, Fechner, Leubner, Lerner, Locher

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Where is the Lechner family from?

You can see how Lechner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lechner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lechner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 7 Lechner families living in Ohio. This was about 47% of all the recorded Lechner's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Lechner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lechner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lechner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lechner. 19% of Lechner men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Lechner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lechner were Carpenter and Housework. .

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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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housework
    8%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Lechner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lechner 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lechner. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Lechner. For the veterans among your Lechner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lechner lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Lechner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Lechner in 1944 was 31, and 78 in 2004.

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