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 1939, Dairy Hand Milk Depot and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Kearn. 20% of Kearn men worked as a Dairy Hand Milk Depot and 79% of Kearn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kearn were Insurance Repres and Household Duties (unpaid)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Dairy Hand Milk Depot
    20%
  • Irish Farm Labourer
    20%
  • Colliery Hewer Below
    20%
  • Insurance Repres
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    9%
  • Incapacitated
    6%
  • Household Duties (unpaid)
    4%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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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