Kemner Family History

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Kemner Name Meaning

German: reduced form of Kemenater, from Latin caminata ‘with a fireplace or chimney’, hence a nickname for someone who lived in a house with a chimney or a house made of stone. Danish: occupational name from kemner ‘rent collector’, ‘chamberlain’.

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

Similar surnames: Kemmer, Kenner, Kerner, Kempner, Keiner, Kemper, Kroner, Kelner

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Kemner Family Origin

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Kemner Family Occupations

What did your Kemner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kemner. 22% of Kemner men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Kemner women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kemner were Carpenter and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Saleslady

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

Kemner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kemner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kemner 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 315 immigration records available for the last name Kemner. 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 392 military records available for the last name Kemner. For the veterans among your Kemner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kemner Life Expectancy

What is the average Kemner lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kemner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kemner in 1957 was 58, and 87 in 2004.

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