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Karner Surname Meaning

South German: from the dialect term Karner ‘charnel house’ hence a metonymic occupational name for an undertaker. Austrian German and Slovenian: from the Austrian German habitational name Karner for someone from Carinthia (German Kärnten) a duchy of the former Habsburg Empire probably also used as a translation into German of the Slovenian cognate Korošec (see Korosec ). In some cases the surname may also be of different German origin (see above). North German: metonymic occupational name for a peddler who used a handcart or barrow from Karren ‘cart’ + the -er agent suffix. Americanized form of German Körner (see Koerner ). German: possibly an altered form of Garner Gerner . Compare Carner .

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


Similar surnames: Garner, Kerner, Kasner, Kirner, Karrer, Carner, Kanner, Kapner

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You can see how Karner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Karner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Karner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 8 Karner families living in Yorkshire. This was about 47% of all the recorded Karner's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Karner families in 1891.
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What did your Karner ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Karner. 100% of Karner 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
    100%
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What is the average Karner lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Karner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Karner in 1940 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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