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Kin Family History

Kin Name Meaning
English: from a Middle English personal name, Kin, Kinna, which is a shortened form of any of various Old English names beginning with Cyne ‘royal’, for example Cynesige (see Kinsey).Dutch: nickname for someone with a pointed or jutting chin.Dutch: from Middle Dutch kinne ‘kin’.Hungarian: nickname from kín ‘pain’.Variant of Korean Kim.

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

42,088 Historical Documents with Kin on Ancestry.com
9,198 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,983 Military Records
6,935 Immigration Records
15,832 Census and Voter Lists
4,140 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Kin Families

  • Number of Kin families
     18 - 33
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kin families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Kin families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Kin census records

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Kin Family Origin

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Kin Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Kin

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Kin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Kin census records

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Military Service by Kin

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