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Keniston Family History

Keniston Name Meaning
English: possibly a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, most likely in Dorset or Somerset, where the surname occurs most frequently. Alternatively, it may be from the Old English personal name Cynestan.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

45,658 Historical Documents with Keniston on Ancestry.com
12,086 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,540 Military Records
443 Immigration Records
7,713 Census and Voter Lists
23,876 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Keniston Families

  • Number of Keniston families
     27 - 51
     10 - 26
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Keniston families
     15 - 27
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Keniston last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Keniston census records

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Keniston Family Origin

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Keniston Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Keniston

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Keniston Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Keniston census records

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Keniston Civil War Service Records

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