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Kennedy Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceannéidigh ‘descendant of Ceannéidigh’, a personal name derived from ceann ‘head’ + éidigh ‘ugly’.

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


Similar surnames: Kenny, Dennehy, Kenley, Kenneth, Tunney, Kenney, Keady, Benney

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Kennedy Family Origin

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Kennedy Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Annuitant

    1%

In 1881, the most common Kennedy occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Kennedy's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Kennedy family was Annuitant. Labourer, Farmer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kennedy.

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Kennedy Historical Records

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Kennedy Life Expectancy

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