Rahner Family History

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Rahner Name Meaning

German (Bavaria): habitational name for someone from Rahn in the Upper Palatinate or from Rahna near Merseburg.

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

Similar surnames: Radner, Rauner, Zahner, Rasner, Ratner, Hahner, Rohner, Lahner

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Rahner Family Origin

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Rahner Family Occupations

What did your Rahner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Carpenter, Furrier and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rahner. The most common Rahner occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 14% of Rahner's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Rahner family was In Car Shop.

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  • Carpenter

  • Furrier

  • Grocer

  • In Car Shop


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

Rahner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rahner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rahner 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 385 immigration records available for the last name Rahner. 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 689 military records available for the last name Rahner. For the veterans among your Rahner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rahner Life Expectancy

What is the average Rahner lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Rahner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Rahner in 1959 was 50, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rahner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rahner 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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