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Kinman Name Meaning

English: either an occupational name for a cowherd, from Middle English kineman ‘cattle man’ (not recorded except as a surname), or more probably from a Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Cynemann ‘royal man’, i.e. the king’s man. Scottish: according to Black, a reduced form of Kininmonth, a habitational name from either of two places so named in Fife; alternatively, it may be a variant of Kinmont, a habitational name from a place named Kinmont, in Annandale in the Borders. Jewish (Ashkenazic): see Kin. Altered spelling of German Kinmann (see Kuehn).

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


Similar surnames: Kelman, Kidman, Kilman, Inman, Zinman, Aikman, Kinsman, Lipman

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Where is the Kinman family from?

You can see how Kinman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kinman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kinman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Kinman families living in Ontario. This was about 86% of all the recorded Kinman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kinman families in 1911.
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What did your Kinman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kinman. 30% of Kinman men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Kinman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kinman were Salesman and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Waitress
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Kinman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kinman 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 718 immigration records available for the last name Kinman. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Kinman. For the veterans among your Kinman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kinman lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kinman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Kinman in 1951 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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