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Kenney Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Kenny .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kennedy, Kanney, Keaney, Lenney, Kenny, Kennen, Reney, Kerney, Kenley

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Where is the Kenney family from?

You can see how Kenney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kenney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kenney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 460 Kenney families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Kenney's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kenney families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kenney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kenney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Kenney. 35% of Kenney men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Kenney women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kenney were Fisherman and Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Fisherman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Farmer
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 207,000 census records available for the last name Kenney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kenney 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 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Kenney. 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 40,000 military records available for the last name Kenney. For the veterans among your Kenney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kenney lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Kenney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kenney in 1941 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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