Kenner Family History

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Kenner Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Kenner ‘connoisseur’ (from kennen ‘know’), hence a nickname for someone considered to be knowledgeable or an expert of some kind; it may also have been used ironically to denote a ‘know-all’. German: habitational name for someone from Kenn, near Trier. German: topographic name for someone living near a water pipe or channel, from Middle High German kener ‘water channel’, ‘drainage pipe’.

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

Similar surnames: Penner, Kanner, Kerner, Venner, Fenner, Menner, Kender, Denner

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Kenner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kenner name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kenner. 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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Kenner Family Origin

Where is the Kenner family from?

Kenner Family Occupations

What did your Kenner ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Brushmakers Assistant, China Clay Labourer and Dock Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kenner. A less common occupation for the Kenner family was Farmer. The most common Kenner occupation in the UK was Brushmakers Assistant. 8% of Kenner's were Brushmakers Assistants.

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  • Brushmakers Assistant

  • China Clay Labourer

  • Dock Laborer

  • Farmer


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

Kenner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Kenner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kenner 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 Kenner. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Kenner. For the veterans among your Kenner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kenner Life Expectancy

What is the average Kenner lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Kenner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kenner in 1948 was 64, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kenner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kenner 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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