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Kieran Family History

Kieran Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ciaráin ‘descendant of Ciarán’, a byname from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black-haired’. It was borne by two Irish saints, a hermit of the 5th century and the founder of the monastery at Clonmacnoise (d. 547).

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


Similar surnames: Kiernan, Kirwan, Tiernan, Keelan, Keegan, Keenan, Kinnan, Keehan

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Where is the Kieran family from?

You can see how Kieran families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kieran family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kieran families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Kieran families living in Quebec. This was about 89% of all the recorded Kieran's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Kieran families in 1911.
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What did your Kieran ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Kieran. 60% of Kieran 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
    60%
  • Laborer
    40%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kieran. 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 537 military records available for the last name Kieran. For the veterans among your Kieran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kieran lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Kieran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kieran in 1959 was 40, and 91 in 2004.

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