Keniston Family History

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Keniston Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, most likely in Dorset or Somerset, where the surname occurs most frequently. Alternatively, it may be from the Old English personal name Cynestan.

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

Similar surnames: Peniston, Kenton, Denniston, Kingston, Benston, Fenton, Henton

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Keniston Family Origin

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Keniston Family Occupations

What did your Keniston ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Keniston family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Teamster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keniston. The most common Keniston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Keniston's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Teamster

  • Carpenter


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

Keniston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Keniston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keniston 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 501 immigration records available for the last name Keniston. 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 Keniston. For the veterans among your Keniston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Keniston Life Expectancy

What is the average Keniston lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Keniston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Keniston in 1955 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keniston

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keniston 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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