Kender Family History

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Kender Name Meaning

Hungarian: from kender ‘hemp’, from Old Turkish kändir, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who grew hemp or used it to make ropes and sacks, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a field of hemp.

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

Similar surnames: Kenner, Bender, Render, Wender, Kelder, Kemper, Meader, Kinder

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Kender Family Origin

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Kender Family Occupations

What did your Kender ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kender. 26% of Kender men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Kender women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kender were Miner and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Seamstress
  • Maid

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

Kender Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kender. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kender 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 577 immigration records available for the last name Kender. 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 Card

There are 386 military records available for the last name Kender. For the veterans among your Kender ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kender Life Expectancy

What is the average Kender lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2003, in the United States, Kender life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Kender in 1955 was 27, and 85 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kender 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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