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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Kerner family. The Germans began using hereditary surnames in the 12th century. Kerner is an occupational name, which was derived from the kind of work done by the original bearer. It is a name for a person employed as a "carter" or "carrier," from the German word "kerenere" which means "carrier."

Kerner Early Origins



The surname Kerner was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Kerner Spelling Variations


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Kerner Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Kerner include Kern, Kerner, Kerne, Koerner, Cern, Cerner and others.

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Kerner Early History


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Kerner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kerner research. Another 349 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1318, 1664, 1730, 1745, 1756, 1768, 1786, 1791, 1800, 1801, 1812, 1813, 1831, 1845, 1857, and 1862 are included under the topic Early Kerner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kerner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kerner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Kerner in this period include Justis Andreas Christian Kerner (1786-1862), who was a German poet and medical writer born in Ludwigsburg, Wuerttemberg. He was famous for the reports he wrote on the...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kerner 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



German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Kerner surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Kerner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicolaus Kerner, who arrived in New York State in 1710
  • Nicolaus Kerner, who landed in New York in 1710 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Anna R Kerner, who arrived in New York, NY in 1749 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Rosina Kerner, who landed in New York, NY in 1749 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Wilhelm Kerner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1755 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kerner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christ Kerner, who landed in Texas in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Frederick Kerner, aged 22, who arrived in Missouri in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Christian Kerner, who settled in Texas in 1846
  • Hermann Kerner, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Heinrich Kerner, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kerner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kerner (post 1700)



  • Marlon Lavalle Kerner (b. 1973), American football cornerback for the Buffalo Bills (1995-1998)
  • Jonathan Kerner (b. 1974), American professional basketball player who played one game for the NBA's Orlando Magic in 1999
  • Jordan Kerner (b. 1950), American film producer, known for Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), The Smurfs (2011) and George of the Jungle (1997)
  • Debby Kerner, American Christian singer, best known as the co-creator of the characters from the Psalty the Singing Psalm Book in the Kids' Praise! series of albums
  • Otto Kerner Sr. (1884-1952), American lawyer, Attorney General of Illinois (11932-1938)
  • Elizabeth Kerner (b. 1958), American-born, Scottish fantasy writer
  • Otto Kerner (1908-1976), American attorney and politician, 33rd Governor of Illinois (1961-1968) best known for chairing the Kerner Commission
  • Otto Kerner (1884-1952), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1920; Circuit Judge in Illinois, 1927-31; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 1939 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John M. Kerner, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Union County, 1935-42 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edward Kerner Jr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  2. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
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The Kerner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kerner 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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