Kyle Family History

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Kyle Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: regional name from a district in Ayrshire called Kyle, named for the British chieftains who ruled it in the 5th century, the Coel Hen. Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from any of the numerous Scottish places named Kyle from Gaelic caol ‘narrow’, also caolas ‘narrows’, ‘strait’. Compare Kyles.

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

Similar surnames: Kyles, Lyle, Kye, Kale, Kile, Sole, Hole, Kell, Aye, Sale

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Kyle Family Origin

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Kyle Family Occupations

What did your Kyle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kyle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Kyle's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kyle family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kyle.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Kyle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 122,000 census records available for the last name Kyle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kyle 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Kyle. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Kyle. For the veterans among your Kyle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kyle Life Expectancy

What is the average Kyle lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kyle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kyle in 1942 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kyle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kyle 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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