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Regner Name Meaning

South German (Bavaria): habitational name for someone from Regen (a place on the Regen river for which it is named). German: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements ragin ‘counsel’ + hari heri ‘army’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). French (Régner): variant of Régnier (see Regnier ) a cognate of 2 above.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Reiner, Egner, Roegner, Werner, Regnier, Hegner, Deger, Reker, Depner

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Where is the Regner family from?

You can see how Regner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Regner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Regner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Regner families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Regner's in USA. New York had the highest population of Regner families in 1840.
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What did your Regner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Regner. 20% of Regner men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Regner women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Regner were Carpenter and Nurse. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Secretary
  • Maid
  • Nurse
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Regner. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Regner. For the veterans among your Regner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Regner lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Regner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Regner in 1963 was 67, and 82 in 2004.

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