Kiernan Family History

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Kiernan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McKiernan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thighearnáin ‘son of Tighearnan’ (see Tiernan).

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


Similar surnames: Tiernan, Kinnan, Kieran, Kernan, Mckiernan, Keenan, Kirwan, Greenan

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Kiernan Family Origin

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Kiernan Family Occupations

What did your Kiernan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kiernan family was Keeps House. The most common Kiernan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 20% of Kiernan's were Laborers. Laborer, Keeping House and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kiernan.

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  • Laborer

    20%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Keeps House

    2%

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

Kiernan Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kiernan Life Expectancy

What is the average Kiernan lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Kiernan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kiernan in 1943 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kiernan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kiernan 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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