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 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Kernaghan. 10% of Kernaghan men worked as a General Labourer and 39% of Kernaghan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kernaghan were Blastfurnace Sear Man and Canteen Worker Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Aircraft Fitter
    5%
  • Biologist
    5%
  • Blastfurnace Sear Man
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    39%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Cafe Kitchen Hand Retired
    5%
  • Canteen Worker Waitress
    5%

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

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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