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Kiene Family History

Kiene Name Meaning

from a dialect form of kühn ‘bold’ (Middle High German küene). This is found as an element in Germanic personal names such as Konrad. Compare Kuehn. altered spelling of Keine, a variant of Keiner.

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


Similar surnames: Kiener, Kinne, Kieke, Keene, Kind, Lien, Bien, Kinner, Klee, Riewe

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Where is the Kiene family from?

You can see how Kiene families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kiene family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Kiene families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Kiene families living in Iowa. This was about 26% of all the recorded Kiene's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Kiene families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kiene surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kiene ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kiene. 22% of Kiene men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Kiene women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kiene were Operator and Secretary.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Operator
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    22%
  • Bookkeeper
    22%
  • New Worker
    15%
  • Secretary
    15%
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What Kiene family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kiene. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kiene census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kiene. 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 Cards

There are 913 military records available for the last name Kiene. For the veterans among your Kiene ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kiene lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kiene life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Kiene in 1958 was 42, and 86 in 2004.

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