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Kenyon Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place near Warrington, which is of uncertain etymology. There was formerly an ancient burial mound there and Ekwall has speculated that the name is a shortened form of a British name composed of the elements cruc ‘mound’ + a personal name cognate with Welsh Einion (see Eynon). Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinín ‘son of Coinín’, a byname based on a diminutive of cano ‘wolf’, also Anglicized as Cunneen. The similarity to coinín ‘rabbit’, a later borrowing, has also caused it to be ‘translated’ as rabbit.

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


Similar surnames: Kenton, Benson, Lennon, Fenton, Fenlon, Keeton, Henson, Runyon

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Kenyon Family Origin

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Kenyon Family Occupations

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  • Cotton Weaver

    6%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Kenyon family was Labourer. Cotton Weaver, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kenyon. The most common Kenyon occupation in the UK was Cotton Weaver. 6% of Kenyon's were Cotton Weavers.

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