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Kennett Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from places so named in Wiltshire and Cambridgeshire. Both are named from the rivers on which they stand: the Kennet in Wiltshire and Kennett in Kent, an old British or Celtic name of uncertain origin.

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

Similar surnames: Bennett, Dunnett, Kellett, Kinnett, Kenneth, Jennett, Gunnett

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Where is the Kennett family from?

You can see how Kennett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kennett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kennett families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 679 Kennett families living in Kent. This was about 36% of all the recorded Kennett's in United Kingdom. Kent had the highest population of Kennett families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kennett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kennett ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Kennett. 11% of Kennett men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Kennett women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kennett were Bricklayer and Incapacitated. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Kennett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kennett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Kennett. 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 Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Kennett. For the veterans among your Kennett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kennett lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kennett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kennett in 1944 was 21, and 82 in 2004.

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