Kincaid Family History

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Kincaid Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place near Lennoxtown, north of Glasgow, which is first recorded in 1238 as Kincaith and in 1250 as Kincathe. The former spelling suggests derivation from Gaelic ceann ‘head’, ‘top’ + càithe ‘pass’, whereas the latter would point to cadha ‘quagmire’ as the second element.

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

Similar surnames: Kinnaird, Kinman, Kincaide, Kincade, Sinclair, Kinkaid, Wingard

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Kincaid Family Origin

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Kincaid Family Occupations

What did your Kincaid ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kincaid occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Kincaid's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Kincaid family was Joiner. Labourer, Blacksmith and General Lab were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kincaid.

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  • Labourer

  • Blacksmith

  • General Lab

  • Joiner


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

Kincaid Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 69,000 census records available for the last name Kincaid. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kincaid 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Kincaid. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Kincaid. For the veterans among your Kincaid ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kincaid Life Expectancy

What is the average Kincaid lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Kincaid life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Kincaid in 1943 was 28, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kincaid

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kincaid 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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