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Lerner Name Meaning

English: variant of Larner . 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 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Berner, Kerner, Leiner, Lehner, Derner, Depner, Leiser, Gerner

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Where is the Lerner family from?

You can see how Lerner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lerner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lerner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 20 Lerner families living in London. This was about 33% of all the recorded Lerner's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Lerner families in 1891.
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What did your Lerner ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Minister Of Religion and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Lerner. 17% of Lerner men worked as a Minister Of Religion and 85% of Lerner women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lerner were Boot shoe Maker and Fur Machinist. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • Minister Of Religion
  • Ladies Tailor
  • Doctor Of Law (refugee)
  • Boot shoe Maker

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Gown Machinist
  • Fur Machinist
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Passenger Lists

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Lerner. 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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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Lerner. For the veterans among your Lerner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lerner lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Lerner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lerner in 1947 was 39, and 82 in 2004.

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