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Gerner Surname Meaning

English and German: variant of Garner . German: habitational name for someone from any of the five places in Bavaria called Gern others in Austria and Switzerland. North German: in some cases a nickname from Middle Low German gernēre ‘desiring person beggar’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Berner, Gepner, Garner, Lerner, Gernert, Ferner, Derner, Kerner

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Where is the Gerner family from?

You can see how Gerner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gerner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gerner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 30 Gerner families living in London. This was about 48% of all the recorded Gerner's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Gerner families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gerner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gerner ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Gerner. 90% of Gerner women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Gerner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gerner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gerner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Gerner. For the veterans among your Gerner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gerner lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gerner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gerner in 1953 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

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