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Kinsey Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Kynsey (Old English Cynesige from cyne- ‘royal’ + sige ‘victory’). Possibly also an Americanized form of Swiss German Künzi (see Kuenzi ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kinsley, Kimsey, Linsey, Kinne, Finley, Winney, Kinser, Tinsley

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Where is the Kinsey family from?

You can see how Kinsey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kinsey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kinsey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 50 Kinsey families living in Ohio. This was about 23% of all the recorded Kinsey's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kinsey families in 1840.
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What did your Kinsey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kinsey. 16% of Kinsey men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Kinsey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kinsey were Truck Driver 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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 86,000 census records available for the last name Kinsey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kinsey 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Kinsey. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Kinsey. For the veterans among your Kinsey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kinsey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kinsey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kinsey in 1944 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

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