History of your Surname
Get access to Kilcoyne family records.Start a free trial

Kilcoyne Family History

Kilcoyne Name Meaning

Irish (Mayo and Sligo): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chaoine ‘son of the servant (i.e. devotee) of Saint Caoin’ or from Mac Giolla Chaoin ‘son of the gentle lad’. Caoine ‘gentleness’ being a personal name from the adjective caoin meaning ‘gentle’. There was a female Saint Cainne alias Caoine in Meath.

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


Similar surnames: Kilfoyle, Kilroy, Kilbane, Kilbride, Coyne, Mcloone, Milloy, Giacone

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Kilcoyne family from?

You can see how Kilcoyne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kilcoyne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Kilcoyne families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 56 Kilcoyne families living in New York. This was about 54% of all the recorded Kilcoyne's in USA. New York had the highest population of Kilcoyne families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kilcoyne surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kilcoyne ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kilcoyne. 23% of Kilcoyne men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Kilcoyne women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kilcoyne were Salesman and Waitress. .

View Census Data for Kilcoyne | Data not to scale

*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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Waitress
    9%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Kilcoyne family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Kilcoyne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kilcoyne census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Kilcoyne

Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kilcoyne. 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.

View all Kilcoyne immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kilcoyne. For the veterans among your Kilcoyne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Kilcoyne military records

You've only scratched the surface of Kilcoyne family history

Discover More

What is the average Kilcoyne lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Kilcoyne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kilcoyne in 1956 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kilcoyne

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Kilcoyne family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial