Kern History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kern family

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.

Early History of the Kern family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kern research. Another 118 words (8 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Kern family (pre 1700)

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United States Kern migration to the United States +

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, who settled in Philadelphia in 1727
  • Abraham Kern, who took an oath of allegiance in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Abraham Kern, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731 [1]
  • ... (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, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1832 [1]
  • Catharine Kern, aged 10, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1832 [1]
  • Eugene Kern, aged 6, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1832 [1]
  • Michael Kern, aged 30, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1832 [1]
  • Soloman Kern, aged 2, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1832 [1]
  • ... (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 [1]

Canada Kern migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kern Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Kern Mattice U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [2]
Kern Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Christopher Kern, who arrived in Canada in 1839

Contemporary Notables of the name Kern (post 1700) +

  • Joey Kern (b. 1976), American actor, known for his roles in Super Troopers (2001), Cabin Fever (2002) and Lucky You (2007)
  • Jerome Kern (1885-1945), American composer whose most famous work was "Showboat" and most famous song "When Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
  • Jerome David Kern (1885-1945), American three-time Academy Award winning composer, best known for his musical scores for the Broadway stage of which Showboat (1927) was the most famous as it included Old Man River, Only Make-believe, Bill and Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man and more
  • Clyde E. Kern, American politician, Candidate for Michigan state board of agriculture, 1909 [3]
  • Clement J. Kern (1848-1911), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1891 [3]
  • Charles W. Kern, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1948 [3]
  • Brian S. Kern, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 2008 [3]
  • Bob Kern, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 6th District, 1998 [3]
  • Araminta Cooper Kern (1866-1951), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1928 [3]
  • Alvin J. Kern, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Lehigh County, 1895-98 [3]
  • ... (Another 39 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Wilhelm Kern (1917-1941), German Maschinenmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]
  • Erich Kern (1924-1941), German Matroe who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]


Suggested Readings for the name Kern +

  • 1107 The Kearns Family by David L. Greene.

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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