Kenner Family History

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Kenner Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Kenner ‘connoisseur’ (from kennen ‘know’), hence a nickname for someone considered to be knowledgeable or an expert of some kind; it may also have been used ironically to denote a ‘know-all’. German: habitational name for someone from Kenn, near Trier. German: topographic name for someone living near a water pipe or channel, from Middle High German kener ‘water channel’, ‘drainage pipe’.

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

Similar surnames: Penner, Kanner, Kerner, Venner, Fenner, Menner, Kender, Denner

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Kenner Family Origin

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Kenner Family Occupations

What did your Kenner ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Kenner. 56% of Kenner men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Kenner women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kenner were Miner and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housework
  • Housewife

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

Kenner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Kenner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kenner 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kenner. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Kenner. For the veterans among your Kenner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kenner Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Kenner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kenner in 1948 was 64, and 78 in 2004.

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