Kernaghan Family History

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Kernaghan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cearnacháin ‘descendant of Cearnachán’, a personal name based on cearnach ‘victorious’ + the diminutive ending -án.

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

Similar surnames: Heneghan, Lenahan, Kerrigan, Kinahan, Bresnahan, Meighan, Teahan

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Kernaghan Family Origin

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Kernaghan Family Occupations

What did your Kernaghan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kernaghan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 25% of Kernaghan's were Labourers. Labourer, Commercial Traveller (Coal) and Depty Asst Comy Genl Store Ordnance Dept were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kernaghan. A less common occupation for the Kernaghan family was Dressmaker.

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  • Labourer

  • Commercial Traveller (Coal)

  • Depty Asst Comy Genl Store Ordnance Dept

  • Dressmaker


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

Kernaghan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kernaghan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kernaghan 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 Kernaghan. 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 728 military records available for the last name Kernaghan. For the veterans among your Kernaghan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kernaghan Life Expectancy

What is the average Kernaghan lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Kernaghan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kernaghan in 1959 was 58, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kernaghan

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