Kennington Family History

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Kennington Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from a place called Kennington in Greater London (formerly in Surrey), Oxfordshire, or Kent. The first two are from the Old English personal name Cena + -ing- (a connective particle denoting association with) + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. The place in Kent is named from Old English cyne- ‘royal’ + tun.

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

Similar surnames: Bennington, Pennington, Dennington, Henington, Dunnington, Cunnington

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Kennington Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kennington name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kennington. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Kennington Family Origin

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Kennington Family Occupations

What did your Kennington ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kennington. The most common Kennington occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Kennington's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kennington family was Brick Mason.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Brick Mason


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

Kennington Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Kennington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kennington 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kennington. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kennington. For the veterans among your Kennington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kennington Life Expectancy

What is the average Kennington lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kennington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Kennington in 1942 was 24, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kennington

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kennington 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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