Kensler Family History

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Kensler Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of the German name Kenzler, from Middle High German kenzeler, kanzelære ‘chancellor’, hence an occupational name for a chancellor (in a law office) or, more likely, a nickname for someone in his service.

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

Similar surnames: Keisler, Kessler, Kenner, Gensler, Kindler, Kissler, Genser, Meisler

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Kensler Family Origin

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Kensler Family Occupations

What did your Kensler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kensler. 20% of Kensler men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Kensler women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kensler were Clerk and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher
  • Secretary
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kensler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kensler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kensler 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 187 immigration records available for the last name Kensler. 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 827 military records available for the last name Kensler. For the veterans among your Kensler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kensler Life Expectancy

What is the average Kensler lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kensler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Kensler in 1954 was 42, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kensler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kensler 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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