Kirchner Family History

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Kirchner Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German kirchenaere ‘sexton’, hence an occupational name for a priest, an assistant at a church, or the administrator of church property and possessions. German and Czech: habitational name for someone from a place called Kirchen.

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

Similar surnames: Kircher, Karchner, Kirchberg, Bircher, Kelchner, Kirner, Kirchmeier

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Kirchner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kirchner name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kirchner. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Kirchner Family Origin

Where is the Kirchner family from?

Kirchner Family Occupations

What did your Kirchner ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kirchner occupation in the UK was Cabinet Maker. 20% of Kirchner's were Cabinet Makers. Cabinet Maker, Engraver In Wood (Artiz) and In Receipt Of Dividends were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kirchner. A less common occupation for the Kirchner family was Photographic Work.

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  • Cabinet Maker

  • Engraver In Wood (Artiz)

  • In Receipt Of Dividends

  • Photographic Work


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

Kirchner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Kirchner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kirchner 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Kirchner. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Kirchner. For the veterans among your Kirchner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kirchner Life Expectancy

What is the average Kirchner lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kirchner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kirchner in 1944 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kirchner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kirchner 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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