Kanner Family History

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Kanner Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a maker of jugs, from an agent derivative of Middle High or Middle Low German kanne ‘jug’, ‘tankard’, German Kanne (see Kann). German: occupational name for a maker of gutters and drainage pipes, Middle High German kaner. Compare Kandler.

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

Similar surnames: Kasner, Banner, Kenner, Danner, Kantner, Tanner, Kanter, Hafner

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Kanner Family Origin

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Kanner Family Occupations

What did your Kanner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kanner occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 17% of Kanner's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House, Physician and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kanner. A less common occupation for the Kanner family was Shoemaker.

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  • Keeping House

  • Physician

  • Servant

  • Shoemaker


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

Kanner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kanner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kanner 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kanner. 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 726 military records available for the last name Kanner. For the veterans among your Kanner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kanner Life Expectancy

What is the average Kanner lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kanner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Kanner in 1958 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kanner 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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