Kennett Family History

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Kennett Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from places so named in Wiltshire and Cambridgeshire. Both are named from the rivers on which they stand: the Kennet in Wiltshire and Kennett in Kent, an old British or Celtic name of uncertain origin.

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


Similar surnames: Bennett, Dunnett, Kellett, Kinnett, Kenneth, Jennett, Gunnett

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Kennett Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kennett name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kennett. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    58%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    2%

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Kennett Family Origin

Where is the Kennett family from?

Kennett Family Occupations

What did your Kennett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer and Book Binder were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Kennett. The most common Kennett occupation in Canada was Farmer. 75% of Kennett's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    75%
  • Book Binder

    25%

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

Kennett Historical Records

What Kennett family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Kennett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kennett 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Kennett. 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 Kennett. For the veterans among your Kennett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kennett Life Expectancy

What is the average Kennett lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kennett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kennett in 1944 was 21, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kennett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kennett 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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