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Kingdon Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name from Higher Kingdon in Alverdiscott, Devon, or from Kendon in North Bovey, Devon. Both are named in Old English as ‘the king’s hill’, from cyning (see King) or cyne- ‘royal’ + dun ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Kington, Kinton, Langdon, Lindon, Kingston, Hingston, Kenton, Kinson

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Where is the Kingdon family from?

You can see how Kingdon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kingdon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kingdon families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 83 Kingdon families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Kingdon's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kingdon families in 1911.
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What did your Kingdon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Kingdon. 61% of Kingdon 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
    61%
  • Machinist
    10%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Kingdon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kingdon 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Kingdon. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kingdon. For the veterans among your Kingdon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kingdon lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Kingdon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kingdon in 1943 was 69, and 86 in 2004.

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