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Radner Family History

Radner Name Meaning

Austrian German: unexplained. German: perhaps a habitational name for someone from Raden near Güstrow in Mecklenburg. English and Welsh: habitational name from Radnor (Radnorshire) from Old English rēad ‘red’ (dative rēadan) + ōra ‘bank edge’. This surname has now died out in Britain.

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


Similar surnames: Bradner, Radney, Radler, Rahner, Ratner, Rauner, Rayner, Rasner

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Where is the Radner family from?

You can see how Radner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Radner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Radner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Radner family living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Radner's in USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Radner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Radner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Radner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Radner. 24% of Radner men worked as a Proprietor and 38% of Radner women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Radner were Painter 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

  • Proprietor
    24%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    18%
  • Painter
    18%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    38%
  • Housewife
    38%
  • Stenographer
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Radner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Radner 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 396 immigration records available for the last name Radner. 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 311 military records available for the last name Radner. For the veterans among your Radner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Radner lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Radner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Radner in 1956 was 65, and 91 in 2004.

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