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Multiple Origins for the Surname Kern


German


Kern Early Origins



The surname Kern was first found in Silesia, where the name gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Kern Spelling Variations


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Kern Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kern, Kerne, Kerrn, Kerns, Kernes, Kernns, Keerns, Kerrns, Keern, Kernn, Kernen, Gern, Cern, Kurn and many more.

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Kern Early History


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Kern Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kern research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1745, 1839, and 1845 are included under the topic Early Kern History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kern Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kern Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kern Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kern Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Kern his wife and two daughters, were among the Palatines, who left Germany for England in 1709
  • Francis Kern, who sailed to America with his wife and two daughters at the age of 30 in 1709
  • Michael Kern came to Philadelphia in 1727
  • Abraham Kern, who took an oath of allegiance in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Abraham Kern, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kern Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charlotte Kern, aged 10, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • Catharine Kern, aged 10, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • Eugene Kern, aged 6, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • Michael Kern, aged 30, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • Soloman Kern, aged 2, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kern Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Julius Kern, who landed in Arkansas in 1903

Kern Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Kern Mattice U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Kern Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Christopher Kern, who arrived in Canada in 1839

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kern (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kern (post 1700)



  • William P. Kern, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Jersey City, New Jersey, 1936-63 (acting, 1936)
  • William C. Kern, American Democrat politician, Member, Federal Trade Commission, 1955-62
  • William H. Kern, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860
  • William Kern, American Republican politician, Chair of Marshall County Republican Party, 1969
  • Wayne Kern, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1964; postmaster at Bedford, Indiana, 1966-82 (acting, 1966-67)
  • Troy Kern, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Texas, 1956
  • Tom Kern, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1972
  • Theresa Kern, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2004
  • Roland O. Kern (1898-1981), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1932 ; Candidate in primary for Circuit Judge in Michigan 40th Circuit, 1953
  • Sally Kern, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 2008
  • ... (Another 39 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Kern


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Suggested Readings for the name Kern



  • The Kearns Family by David L. Greene.

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Kern Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  6. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
  10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  11. ...

The Kern Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kern Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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