Kneen Family History

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Kneen Name Meaning

Manx: probably an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Niadháin, from a pet form of the personal name Nia (see McNee).

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

Similar surnames: Knee, Kneer, Keen, Nee, Snee, Green, Breen, Onken, Klee, Keel

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Kneen Family Origin

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Kneen Family Occupations

What did your Kneen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kneen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Kneen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kneen family was Machinist. Farmer, Blacksmith and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kneen.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Keeping House

  • Machinist


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

Kneen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Kneen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kneen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kneen. 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 497 military records available for the last name Kneen. For the veterans among your Kneen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kneen Life Expectancy

What is the average Kneen lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kneen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kneen in 1951 was 76, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kneen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kneen 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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