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Kennis Family History

Kennis Name Meaning

Irish and Manx: reduced form Mac Aenghuis ‘son of Aenghus’ (see Angus). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Kene (of uncertain origin) + the Yiddish possessive suffix -s.

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


Similar surnames: Dennis, Benis, Tennis, Bennis, Kunis, Ennis, Hennis, Kenny, Enns

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Where is the Kennis family from?

You can see how Kennis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kennis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kennis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 14 Kennis families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Kennis's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kennis families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kennis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kennis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kennis. 25% of Kennis men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Kennis women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kennis were Jobber 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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Miner
    18%
  • Jobber
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    43%
  • Saleslady
    29%
  • Housewife
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kennis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kennis 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 649 immigration records available for the last name Kennis. 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 195 military records available for the last name Kennis. For the veterans among your Kennis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kennis lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kennis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Kennis in 1953 was 46, and 69 in 2004.

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