Kearn Family History

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Kearn Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Kern, a reduced and altered form of McCarron. Americanized spelling of German Kern.

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

Similar surnames: Keirn, Karn, Kern, Hearn, Learn, Kearl, Kean, Gean, Kearns, Near

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Kearn Family Origin

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Kearn Family Occupations

What did your Kearn ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Groom and Attendant Asylum were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kearn. A less common occupation for the Kearn family was Bonnet Worker. The most common Kearn occupation in the UK was Labourer. 15% of Kearn's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Groom

  • Attendant Asylum

  • Bonnet Worker


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

Kearn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Kearn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kearn 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kearn. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kearn. For the veterans among your Kearn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kearn Life Expectancy

What is the average Kearn lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kearn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Kearn in 1951 was 51, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kearn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kearn 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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