Kenyon Family History

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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

What did your Kenyon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, 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. A less common occupation for the Kenyon family was Labourer.

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  • Cotton Weaver

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer


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Kenyon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 166,000 census records available for the last name Kenyon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kenyon 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 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Kenyon. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Kenyon. For the veterans among your Kenyon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kenyon Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kenyon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kenyon in 1942 was 64, and 76 in 2004.

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