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Kenyon Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place near Warrington which is of uncertain etymology. There was formerly an ancient burial mound there and Ekwall has speculated that the name is a shortened form of a British name composed of the elements crūc ‘mound’ + a personal name cognate with Welsh Einion (see Eynon ). Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinín ‘son of Coinín’ a byname based on a diminutive of cano ‘wolf’ also Anglicized as Canning and Cunneen . The similarity to the borrowed word coinín ‘coney rabbit’ has sometimes caused this name to be Anglicized as Rabbitt . Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhinghin ‘son of Finghen’ a personal name meaning ‘fair-born’.

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

Similar surnames: Kenton, Benson, Lennon, Fenton, Fenlon, Keeton, Henson, Runyon

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You can see how Kenyon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kenyon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kenyon families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 145 Kenyon families living in New York. This was about 52% of all the recorded Kenyon's in USA. New York had the highest population of Kenyon families in 1840.
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What did your Kenyon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kenyon. 14% of Kenyon men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Kenyon women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kenyon were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kenyon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kenyon in 1942 was 64, and 76 in 2004.

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