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Kidney Name Meaning

Irish: from a mistranslation of Gaelic Ó Dubháin ‘descendant of Dubhán’, a byname from a diminutive of dubh ‘black’ (see Devine). This was confused with the Gaelic word dubhán ‘kidney’, which is in fact a derivative of dubh ‘black’.

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


Similar surnames: Birney, Tinney, Keaney, Kindley, Kinner, Binney, Kilner, Kerney

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Kidney Family Origin

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Kidney Family Occupations

What did your Kidney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kidney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Kidney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kidney family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kidney.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Kidney Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kidney Life Expectancy

What is the average Kidney lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Kidney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Kidney in 1959 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kidney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kidney 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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