Ken Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from either of two places named Kenn, in Devon and Avon, both of which take their name from the streams on which they stand. English: from Anglo-French ken, chen ‘dog’ (Old French chien), possibly applied as a nickname or as a metonymic name for someone who kept hunting dogs. Perhaps also a respelling of German Kenn, either from a short form of the personal name Konrad or a habitational name from Kenn, near Trier.

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


Similar surnames: Kan, Kern, Kew, Kin, Keen, Len, Ren, Kon, Wen, Kent

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Ken Family Origin

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Ken Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    14%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Butler

    5%
  • Coal Mine

    5%

In 1881, the most common Ken occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 14% of Ken's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Blacksmith and Butler were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ken. A less common occupation for the Ken family was Coal Mine.

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United States

Between 1963 and 2003, Ken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Ken in 1963 was 55, and 54 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ken

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