Kirn Family History

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Kirn Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from Kirn, a small town in Rhineland-Palatinate, the name of which probably derives from Middle High German kürne ‘mill’. in eastern Germany, possibly from a Sorbian word meaning ‘ravine’ or ‘drain’, related to Czech krn ‘ravine’, krne ‘gutter’, ‘water channel’, ‘drain’.

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

Similar surnames: Kern, Kinn, Korn, Hirn, Wire, Kirk, Kin, Kuhn, Corn, Kitz

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Kirn Family Origin

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Kirn Family Occupations

What did your Kirn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kirn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Kirn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kirn family was Machinist. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kirn.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Machinist


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Kirn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kirn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kirn 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kirn. 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 Kirn. For the veterans among your Kirn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kirn Life Expectancy

What is the average Kirn lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kirn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kirn in 1952 was 41, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kirn

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