Fonner Family History

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Fonner Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of English Fanner: occupational name for a winnower, from a derivative of Old English fannian ‘to winnow’, or alternatively for a maker of winnowing baskets, from Old English fann ‘fan’, ‘winnowing basket’. topographic name for a fen or marsh dweller, from a derivative of Middle English fann ‘fen’.

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

Similar surnames: Finner, Fenner, Conner, Bonner, Benner, Sonner, Tinner, Gunner

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Fonner Family Origin

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Fonner Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Fonner occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 50% of Fonner's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner and Garden Labourer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Fonner.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Garden Labourer


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Fonner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Fonner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fonner 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 285 immigration records available for the last name Fonner. 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 Card

There are 990 military records available for the last name Fonner. For the veterans among your Fonner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fonner Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Fonner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Fonner in 1959 was 63, and 66 in 2004.

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