Kinman Family History

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Kinman Name Meaning

English: either an occupational name for a cowherd, from Middle English kineman ‘cattle man’ (not recorded except as a surname), or more probably from a Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Cynemann ‘royal man’, i.e. the king’s man. Scottish: according to Black, a reduced form of Kininmonth, a habitational name from either of two places so named in Fife; alternatively, it may be a variant of Kinmont, a habitational name from a place named Kinmont, in Annandale in the Borders. Jewish (Ashkenazic): see Kin. Altered spelling of German Kinmann (see Kuehn).

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

Similar surnames: Kelman, Kidman, Kilman, Inman, Zinman, Aikman, Kinsman, Lipman

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Kinman Family Origin

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Kinman Family Occupations

What did your Kinman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kinman occupation in the UK was Builder. 6% of Kinman's were Builders. Builder, Carpenter and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kinman. A less common occupation for the Kinman family was Dock Laborer.

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  • Builder

  • Carpenter

  • Charwoman

  • Dock Laborer


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

Kinman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Kinman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kinman 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 718 immigration records available for the last name Kinman. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Kinman. For the veterans among your Kinman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kinman Life Expectancy

What is the average Kinman lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kinman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Kinman in 1951 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kinman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kinman 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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