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Kinn Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name, which originated as a short form of any of various Old English personal names beginning with Cyne- ‘royal’. German: nickname for someone with a prominent chin, from Middle High German kinne ‘chin’, or from an Old High German personal name formed with the element kuoni ‘bold’ or chunni ‘race’, ‘people’. Compare Konrad. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Kinn, from Old Norse kinn ‘chin’ with reference to the land formation.

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


Similar surnames: Kin, Kind, Linn, Finn, Kinne, Kann, Pinn, King, Ginn, Kirn

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Where is the Kinn family from?

You can see how Kinn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kinn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kinn families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Kinn families living in Illinois. This was about 22% of all the recorded Kinn's in the USA. Illinois and 2 other states had the highest population of Kinn families in 1840.
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What did your Kinn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kinn. 20% of Kinn men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Kinn women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kinn were Clerk and Teacher.

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*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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Secretary
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kinn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kinn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kinn. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Kinn lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kinn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Kinn in 1960 was 58, and 81 in 2004.

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