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

What did your Kenneth ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Drug Clerk

    4%
  • Engineer

    4%

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

Kenneth Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kenneth Life Expectancy

What is the average Kenneth lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kenneth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Kenneth in 1954 was 40, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kenneth

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kenneth 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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