Ternes Family History

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Ternes Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the personal name Maternus, from Latin, ‘the maternal (i.e. motherly) one’. Compare Mattern.

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

Similar surnames: Tennis, Ehnes, Berns, Tewes, Benes, Turner, Berner, Terres, Werner

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Ternes Family Origin

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Ternes Family Occupations

What did your Ternes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ternes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Ternes's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ternes family was Cutter In Clothing Store. Farmer, Asst. Receiver Of Taxes and Boot & Shoe Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ternes.

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  • Farmer

  • Asst. Receiver Of Taxes

  • Boot & Shoe Maker

  • Cutter In Clothing Store


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

Ternes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Ternes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ternes 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 646 immigration records available for the last name Ternes. 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 834 military records available for the last name Ternes. For the veterans among your Ternes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ternes Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Ternes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Ternes in 1955 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ternes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ternes 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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