Kernan Family History

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Kernan Name Meaning

reduced form of McKiernan. reduced and altered form of Kernaghan.

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


Similar surnames: Kiernan, Kennan, Keelan, Kinnan, Kenna, Keenan, Hernan, Kenan, Kortan

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Kernan Family Origin

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Kernan Family Occupations

What did your Kernan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kernan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Kernan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kernan family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kernan.

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

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

Kernan Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kernan Life Expectancy

What is the average Kernan lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Kernan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kernan in 1945 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kernan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kernan 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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