Kinchen Family History

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Kinchen Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin; it may be from the thieves’ slang term kinchin ‘child’, which is probably a derivative of German Kindchen, diminutive of Kind ‘child’. Americanized form of Kindchen or more probably of Rhenish Kindgen (pronounced ‘kintshen’), both diminutives of Kind.

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

Similar surnames: Kinch, Kinder, Minchey, Minchin, Tincher, Kindler, Rencher, Kirchen

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Kinchen Family Origin

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Kinchen Family Occupations

What did your Kinchen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kinchen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Kinchen's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kinchen. A less common occupation for the Kinchen family was Farm Labor.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farm Labor


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Kinchen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Kinchen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kinchen 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 623 immigration records available for the last name Kinchen. 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 Kinchen. For the veterans among your Kinchen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kinchen Life Expectancy

What is the average Kinchen lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Kinchen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kinchen in 1943 was 48, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kinchen

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