Lerner Family History
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Lerner Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a scholar or schoolmaster, from an agent derivative of Middle English lern(en), which meant both ‘to learn’ and ‘to teach’ (Old English leornian). South German: habitational name for someone from Lern near Freising. South German: nickname from Middle High German lerner ‘pupil’, ‘schoolboy’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish lerner ‘Talmudic student or scholar’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Berner, Kerner, Leiner, Lehner, Derner, Depner, Leiser, Gerner