Kerner Family History
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Kerner Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a farmer or a nickname for a small person, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kerne ‘kernel’, ‘seed’, ‘pip’, German Kern or Yiddish kern ‘grain’. German: occupational name for a carter, from Karren ‘cart’ (see Karner). Alemannic occupational name for a baker using spelt (a type of wheat) or for a spelt dealer. German: variant of Körner (see Korner).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Lerner, Berner, Kenner, Koerner, Karner, Kerzner, Kerker, Kelner