Lerner Family History

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Lerner Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a scholar or schoolmaster, from an agent derivative of Middle English lern(en), which meant both ‘to learn’ and ‘to teach’ (Old English leornian). South German: habitational name for someone from Lern near Freising. South German: nickname from Middle High German lerner ‘pupil’, ‘schoolboy’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish lerner ‘Talmudic student or scholar’.

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


Similar surnames: Berner, Kerner, Leiner, Lehner, Derner, Depner, Leiser, Gerner

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Lerner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lerner name?

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

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  • European Jewish

    55%

  • England & Wales

    17%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    6%

  • Germanic Europe

    4%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

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Lerner Family Origin

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Lerner Family Occupations

What did your Lerner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lerner family was Bromine Manufacturer. The most common Lerner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Lerner's were Farmers. Farmer, Baker and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lerner.

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Baker

    4%
  • Barber

    4%
  • Bromine Manufacturer

    4%

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

Lerner Historical Records

What Lerner family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Lerner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lerner 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Lerner. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Lerner. For the veterans among your Lerner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lerner Life Expectancy

What is the average Lerner lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Lerner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lerner in 1947 was 39, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lerner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lerner 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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