Kilkenny Family History

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Kilkenny Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chainnigh ‘son of the devotee of (Saint) Cainneach’.

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

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Kilkenny Family Origin

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Kilkenny Family Occupations

What did your Kilkenny ancestors do for a living?

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kilkenny. A less common occupation for the Kilkenny family was Blacksmith. The most common Kilkenny occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Kilkenny's were Farmers.

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Kilkenny Historical Records

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Kilkenny Life Expectancy

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