. The name is derived from the German word "kette," meaning "chain," and was most likely originally borne by someone who made and sold chains.
The surname Ketner was first found in cities near the Czechoslovakian border. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Conrad der Ketner, who lived in the town of Eger in 1340. The young Ketner family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of the region's society.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Feronica Kettner, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1733; Martin Ketner, who immigrated to Nova Scotia in 1752; Franz Kettner, who came to Texas in 1848.