Kienast Family History

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Kienast Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: topographic name from the Slavic element chojnasti ‘rich in conifers’ (hence the place name Kynast, which could also be a source of the surname). Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of German Kiene ‘pine’ + Ast ‘branch’.

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

Similar surnames: Kienbaum, Nast, Dienst, Kiener, Kast, Kleist, Neinast, Viegas, Hengst

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Kienast Family Origin

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Kienast Family Occupations

What did your Kienast ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Brick Mason and Coachman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kienast. A less common occupation for the Kienast family was Machinest. The most common Kienast occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Kienast's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Brick Mason

  • Coachman

  • Machinest


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

Kienast Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kienast. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kienast 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 718 immigration records available for the last name Kienast. 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 Kienast. For the veterans among your Kienast ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kienast Life Expectancy

What is the average Kienast lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kienast life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Kienast in 1960 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kienast

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kienast 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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