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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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Where is the Kenner family from?

You can see how Kenner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kenner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kenner families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 18 Kenner families living in Ontario. This was about 32% of all the recorded Kenner's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kenner families in 1911.
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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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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housework
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Kenner lifespan?

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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