Kenny Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinnigh ‘descendant of Coinneach’, an Old Irish personal name equivalent to Scottish Kenneth. This was borne by a 6th-century monk and saint who gave his name to the town of Kilkenny ‘church of Coinneach’. Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cionaodha ‘descendant of Cionaodh’, a personal name of unexplained etymology.

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


Similar surnames: Denny, Benn, Senna, Jenny, Keary, Keena, Kenna, Kinne, Tenny, Senne

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Kenny Family Origin

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Kenny Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    16%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kenny family was Carpenter. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kenny. The most common Kenny occupation in the USA was Laborer. 16% of Kenny's were Laborers.

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Kenny life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kenny in 1942 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kenny

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