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Kenneth Family History

Kenneth Name Meaning
Scottish: from a Gaelic personal name (Coinneach) meaning ‘handsome’, now generally Anglicized as Kenneth, although this was originally the Anglicized form of Cionaodh (see McKinney). Etymologically, this surname is equivalent to Kenny (which can arise from either personal name) and McKenzie (which is from Coinneach).

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

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262,601 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,745 Military Records
2,737 Immigration Records
15,434 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Kenneth Families

  • Number of Kenneth families
     17 - 31
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kenneth families
     57 - 111
     20 - 56
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Kenneth families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Kenneth Family Origin

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Kenneth Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Kenneth

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Kenneth Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Kenneth census records

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Kenneth Civil War Service Records

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