Chenault Family History

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Chenault Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived near an irrigation channel, from Old French chenal ‘channel’, ‘pipe’ (Late Latin canalis, a derivative of canna ‘reed’).

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

Similar surnames: Henault, Channell, Chinault, Denault, Devault, Legault, Dussault

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Chenault Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Chenault name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Chenault. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Chenault Family Origin

Where is the Chenault family from?

Chenault Family Occupations

What did your Chenault ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Chenault occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Chenault's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chenault. A less common occupation for the Chenault family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer


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

Chenault Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Chenault. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chenault 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 517 immigration records available for the last name Chenault. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Chenault. For the veterans among your Chenault ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chenault Life Expectancy

What is the average Chenault lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Chenault life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Chenault in 1948 was 65, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chenault 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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