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Kennerly Name Meaning

English (Cheshire and Lancashire):: variant of Kenworthy . occasionally a habitational name from Kennerleigh (Devon) so named from the Old English personal name Cyneweard + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Fennell, Kenerly, Epperly, Kinner, Hennelly, Kenner, Tennell

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Where is the Kennerly family from?

You can see how Kennerly families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kennerly family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kennerly families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Kennerly families living in Maryland. This was about 32% of all the recorded Kennerly's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Kennerly families in 1840.
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What did your Kennerly ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kennerly. 20% of Kennerly men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Kennerly women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kennerly were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 770 immigration records available for the last name Kennerly. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kennerly. For the veterans among your Kennerly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kennerly lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Kennerly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kennerly in 1943 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

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