Kiernan Family History

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Kiernan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McKiernan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thighearnáin ‘son of Tighearnan’ (see Tiernan).

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


Similar surnames: Tiernan, Kinnan, Kieran, Kernan, Mckiernan, Keenan, Kirwan, Greenan

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Kiernan Family Origin

Where is the Kiernan family from?

Kiernan Family Occupations

What did your Kiernan 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 Kiernan. 5% of Kiernan men worked as a General Labourer and 43% of Kiernan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kiernan were Chemical Works Labourer and Cotton Spinner

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    5%
  • Bricklayer
    2%
  • Cabinet Maker
    2%
  • Chemical Works Labourer
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    43%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Cotton Spinner
    2%

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

Kiernan Historical Records

What Kiernan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Kiernan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kiernan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Kiernan

Passenger List

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Kiernan. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Kiernan. For the veterans among your Kiernan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kiernan Life Expectancy

What is the average Kiernan lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Kiernan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kiernan in 1943 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kiernan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kiernan 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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