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Lohner Name Meaning

occupational name for a day laborer or journeyman, Middle High German loner. habitational name for someone from places in the Austrian Tyrol named Lon and Lona, or Lohn in Westphalia, or Lohnau or Lohne. (Löhner): status name for a feudal tenant or vassal, Middle High German lehenære, lener. See also Lehmann, Lehner.

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


Similar surnames: Rohner, Johner, Lehner, Lahner, Bohner, Lohrer, Lobner, Horner

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Where is the Lohner family from?

You can see how Lohner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lohner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Lohner families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 2 Lohner families living in South Carolina. This was about 67% of all the recorded Lohner's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Lohner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lohner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lohner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lohner. 22% of Lohner men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Lohner women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lohner were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Machinist
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    20%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Lohner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lohner 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 921 immigration records available for the last name Lohner. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Lohner. For the veterans among your Lohner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lohner lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Lohner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lohner in 1960 was 67, and 85 in 2004.

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