Kender Family History

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Kender Name Meaning

Hungarian: from kender ‘hemp’, from Old Turkish kändir, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who grew hemp or used it to make ropes and sacks, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a field of hemp.

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


Similar surnames: Kenner, Bender, Render, Wender, Kelder, Kemper, Meader, Kinder

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Kender Family Origin

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Kender Family Occupations

What did your Kender ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kender family was Carpenter-Joiner. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kender. The most common Kender occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Kender's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Carpenter-Joiner

    6%

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

Kender Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kender. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kender 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 Kender. 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 Kender. For the veterans among your Kender ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kender Life Expectancy

What is the average Kender lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2003, in the United States, Kender life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Kender in 1955 was 27, and 85 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kender

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kender 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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