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Kempin Family History

Kempin Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Kempen, Kemplin, Kemp, Pepin, Kampen, Kemper, Kamin, Kempa, Kervin

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Where is the Kempin family from?

You can see how Kempin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kempin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Kempin families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 19 Kempin families living in Illinois. This was about 37% of all the recorded Kempin's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kempin families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kempin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kempin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kempin. 28% of Kempin men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Kempin women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kempin were Machinist 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
    28%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Painter
    10%
  • Machinist
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    43%
  • Stenographer
    29%
  • Clerk
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kempin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kempin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 393 immigration records available for the last name Kempin. 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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Draft Cards

There are 470 military records available for the last name Kempin. For the veterans among your Kempin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kempin lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kempin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kempin in 1960 was 47, and 57 in 2004.

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