Karner Family History

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Karner Name Meaning

from South German dialect Karner ‘charnel house’, hence a metonymic occupational name for an undertaker. in northern Germany, a metonymic occupational name for a peddler who used a handcart or barrow, from Karren ‘cart’ + the -er agent suffix. possibly a variant of Kerner or Körner (see Koerner) or an altered spelling of Garner, Gerner.

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

Similar surnames: Garner, Kerner, Kasner, Kirner, Karrer, Carner, Kanner, Kapner

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Karner Family Origin

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Karner Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Karner occupation in the UK was Labourer General. 100% of Karner's were Labourer Generals.

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  • Labourer General


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Karner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Karner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karner 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

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Draft Card

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

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Karner Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Karner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Karner in 1940 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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