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Kennett Name Meaning

English (southeastern): habitational name from East and West Kennett (Wiltshire) or Kennet in Cambridgeshire. Both are named from the rivers on which they stand: the Kennet in Wiltshire and Kennett in Kent.

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


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

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Where is the Kennett family from?

You can see how Kennett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kennett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kennett families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 41 Kennett families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Kennett's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kennett families in 1911.
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What did your Kennett ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Kennett. 36% of Kennett men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    36%
  • Laborer
    29%
  • Carpenter
    22%
  • Clerk
    15%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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