Kennerly Family History

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Kennerly Name Meaning

English: according to Reaney, a habitational name from Kennerleigh in Devon, so named from the Old English personal name Cyneweard + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. However, the surname is found predominantly in Cheshire and Lancashire, suggesting that a more likely source is Kinnerley in Shropshire, which is named with the Old English personal name Cyneheard + leah. Kennerley is the much commoner spelling in the U.K.

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

Similar surnames: Fennell, Kenerly, Epperly, Kinner, Hennelly, Kenner, Tennell

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Kennerly Family Origin

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Kennerly Family Occupations

What did your Kennerly ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Plasterer, Silk Winder and Bakers Shopman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kennerly. The most common Kennerly occupation in the UK was Plasterer. 13% of Kennerly's were Plasterers. A less common occupation for the Kennerly family was Boot Finisher (Maker).

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  • Plasterer

  • Silk Winder

  • Bakers Shopman

  • Boot Finisher (Maker)


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

Kennerly Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Kennerly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kennerly 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 770 immigration records available for the last name Kennerly. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kennerly. For the veterans among your Kennerly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kennerly Life Expectancy

What is the average Kennerly lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Kennerly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kennerly in 1943 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kennerly

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kennerly 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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