Lehner Family History

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Lehner Name Meaning

German: status name for a feudal tenant or vassal, from an agent derivative of Middle High German lehen ‘to hold land as a feudal tenant’. variant of Leonhardt.

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

Similar surnames: Lechner, Lohner, Lerner, Zehner, Dehner, Leiner, Lehmer, Lahner

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Lehner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lehner name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lehner. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Lehner Family Origin

Where is the Lehner family from?

Lehner Family Occupations

What did your Lehner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lehner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Lehner's were Farmers. Farmer, Butcher and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lehner. A less common occupation for the Lehner family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Lehner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Lehner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lehner 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lehner. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Lehner. For the veterans among your Lehner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lehner Life Expectancy

What is the average Lehner lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Lehner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Lehner in 1945 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lehner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lehner 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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