Kenneth Family History

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Kenneth Name Meaning

Scottish: from a Gaelic personal name (Coinneach) meaning ‘handsome’, now generally Anglicized as Kenneth, although this was originally the Anglicized form of Cionaodh (see McKinney). Etymologically, this surname is equivalent to Kenny (which can arise from either personal name) and McKenzie (which is from Coinneach).

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


Similar surnames: Kennedy, Bennett, Kennett, Keinath, Jenner, Jennett, Dennett, Kinner

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Kenneth Family Origin

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Kenneth Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Drug Clerk

    4%
  • Engineer

    4%

In 1880, the most common Kenneth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Kenneth's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Drug Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kenneth. A less common occupation for the Kenneth family was Engineer.

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Kenneth Historical Records

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Kenneth Life Expectancy

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Famous Kenneth Family

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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