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Kinley Name Meaning

Manx: Anglicized form of Mac-Cinfaolaidh ‘son of Cinfaoladh’ a personal name meaning ‘wolf-head’. English: variant of Kenley . Scottish: variant of McKinley .

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

Similar surnames: Kenley, Kinney, Ginley, Finley, Kinner, Kinsey, Kinler, Kinzey

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Where is the Kinley family from?

You can see how Kinley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kinley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kinley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 17 Kinley families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 27% of all the recorded Kinley's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Kinley families in 1911.
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What did your Kinley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Kinley. 65% of Kinley men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Kinley women worked as a Teacher. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Own Farm

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Kinley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kinley 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Kinley. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Kinley. For the veterans among your Kinley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kinley lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kinley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Kinley in 1952 was 48, and 68 in 2004.

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