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Rahner Name Meaning

German:: habitational name for someone from Rahn in the Upper Palatinate (Bavaria) or from Rahna near Merseburg (Saxony-Anhalt) Rahnau Rahnen in former East Prussia. variant of Rahn

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

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

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Where is the Rahner family from?

You can see how Rahner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rahner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Rahner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Rahner families living in Missouri. This was about 26% of all the recorded Rahner's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Rahner families in 1880.
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What did your Rahner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rahner. 18% of Rahner men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Rahner women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rahner were Operator and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Laborer
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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