Kenan Family History

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Kenan Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Irish Keenan.

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

Similar surnames: Kean, Keenan, Kernan, Kinman, Kinnan, Lenon, Heman, Bean, Gean, Keown

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Kenan Family Origin

Where is the Kenan family from?

Kenan Family Occupations

What did your Kenan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kenan. The most common Kenan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Kenan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kenan family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kenan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kenan Historical Records

What Kenan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kenan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kenan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Kenan. 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 Card

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

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Kenan Life Expectancy

What is the average Kenan lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Kenan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kenan in 1956 was 57, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kenan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kenan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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