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Kieran Name Meaning

Irish (Louth and Monaghan): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ciaráin ‘descendant of Ciarán’ a byname from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark black-haired’. Variants Ó Cearáin and Ó Céirín exist in Irish see also Kearns . The personal name Ciarán was borne by two Irish saints a hermit of the 5th century and the founder of the monastery at Clonmacnoise (died 547).

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


Similar surnames: Kiernan, Kirwan, Tiernan, Keelan, Keegan, Keenan, Kinnan, Keehan

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Where is the Kieran family from?

You can see how Kieran families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kieran family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kieran families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kieran family living in Delaware. This was 100% of all the recorded Kieran's in USA. Delaware had the highest population of Kieran families in 1840.
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What did your Kieran ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kieran. 23% of Kieran men worked as a Salesman and 28% of Kieran women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kieran were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Salesman
    23%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    28%
  • Filling Clerk
    19%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 537 military records available for the last name Kieran. For the veterans among your Kieran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kieran lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Kieran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kieran in 1959 was 40, and 91 in 2004.

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