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Kanney Name Meaning

Scottish Irish or English: perhaps a variant of Keaney .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Tanney, Ranney, Canney, Kenney, Manney, Denney, Manley, Kinner

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Where is the Kanney family from?

You can see how Kanney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kanney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kanney families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 40 Kanney families living in Ontario. This was about 74% of all the recorded Kanney's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kanney families in 1911.
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What did your Kanney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kanney. 27% of Kanney men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Kanney women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kanney were Farmer and Stenographer. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Labor
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Secretary
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kanney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kanney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 328 immigration records available for the last name Kanney. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 359 military records available for the last name Kanney. For the veterans among your Kanney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kanney lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kanney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Kanney in 1962 was 59, and 74 in 2004.

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