Kemble Family History

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Kemble Name Meaning

Welsh: from an Old Welsh personal name, Cynbel, composed of the elements cyn ‘chief’ + bel ‘war’. This was borne by Welsh chieftain in Roman times whose name is recorded in a Latinized form as Cunobelinus; he provided the inspiration for Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. English: habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire, so named from a Celtic word related to Welsh cyfyl ‘border’. Possibly also a variant of English Kimball or Kimble. It is also quite likely that this name has assimilated some instances of German Kembel.

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

Similar surnames: Kimble, Temple, Hebble, Keeble, Wimble, Hemple, Kemple, Humble

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Kemble Family Origin

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Kemble Family Occupations

What did your Kemble ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kemble. The most common Kemble occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Kemble's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kemble family was Dressmaker.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Dressmaker


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Kemble Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Kemble. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kemble 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kemble. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Kemble. For the veterans among your Kemble ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kemble Life Expectancy

What is the average Kemble lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kemble life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kemble in 1960 was 53, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kemble 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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