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Dern Family History

Dern Name Meaning

German:: from an old personal name based on an element cognate with Old High German tarhnen ‘to conceal’ tarni ‘secretly’. possibly a habitational name from Derne near Dortmund or Dehrn on the Lahn river Hesse.

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


Similar surnames: Dean, Dehn, Kern, Dorn, Bern, Dein, Dery, Corn, Hearn, Deren

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Where is the Dern family from?

You can see how Dern families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dern family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dern families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 14 Dern families living in London. This was about 50% of all the recorded Dern's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Dern families in 1891.
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What did your Dern ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Dern. 100% of Dern women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Dern. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dern 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 908 immigration records available for the last name Dern. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Dern lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2003, in the United States, Dern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dern in 1951 was 46, and 66 in 2003.

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