Kingdon Family History

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Kingdon Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name from Higher Kingdon in Alverdiscott, Devon, or from Kendon in North Bovey, Devon. Both are named in Old English as ‘the king’s hill’, from cyning (see King) or cyne- ‘royal’ + dun ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Kington, Kinton, Langdon, Lindon, Kingston, Hingston, Kenton, Kinson

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Kingdon Family Origin

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Kingdon Family Occupations

What did your Kingdon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kingdon. The most common Kingdon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Kingdon's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kingdon family was Cheese Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Cheese Maker


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

Kingdon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Kingdon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kingdon 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Kingdon. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kingdon. For the veterans among your Kingdon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kingdon Life Expectancy

What is the average Kingdon lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Kingdon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kingdon in 1943 was 69, and 86 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kingdon 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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