Kerns Family History

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Kerns Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Kearns. Dutch: variant of Kern.

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

Similar surnames: Karns, Kernes, Kern, Keirns, Berns, Kerans, Karnes, Kean, Burns

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Kerns Family Origin

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Kerns Family Occupations

What did your Kerns ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Kerns. 7% of Kerns men worked as a General Labourer and 33% of Kerns women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kerns were Asbestos Moulder Asbestos Cement Process Worker Heavy Worker and Cook General

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • General Labourer Heavy
  • Appr Bricklayer
  • Asbestos Moulder Asbestos Cement Process Worker Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Barriage Balloon Process Worker (heavy Work
  • Canteen Worker
  • Cook General

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

Kerns Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Kerns. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kerns 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Kerns. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Kerns. For the veterans among your Kerns ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kerns Life Expectancy

What is the average Kerns lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Kerns life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kerns in 1940 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kerns

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