Kenning Family History

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Kenning Name Meaning

English: German: from the personal name Keno, derivative of Konrad. German: patronymic from the Frisian personal name Keno; alternatively, but less likely, from a derivation of the old Nordic root gan ‘spell’, ‘magic’, which was used in personal names.

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

Similar surnames: Kanning, Denning, Penning, Henning, Wenning, Benning, Jenning

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Kenning Family Origin

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Kenning Family Occupations

What did your Kenning ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kenning occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Kenning's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kenning. A less common occupation for the Kenning family was Agl Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Grocer

  • Agl Laborer


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

Kenning Historical Records

What Kenning family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Kenning. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kenning 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kenning. 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 Kenning. For the veterans among your Kenning ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kenning Life Expectancy

What is the average Kenning lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kenning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kenning in 1954 was 62, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kenning

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kenning 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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