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Kinney Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: from a shortened form of McKinney .

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

Similar surnames: Kinley, Tinney, Kinner, Kinnee, Linsey, Kinne, Hinsey, Kanney, Binney

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Where is the Kinney family from?

You can see how Kinney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kinney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kinney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 104 Kinney families living in Ontario. This was about 32% of all the recorded Kinney's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kinney families in 1911.
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What did your Kinney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Kinney. 60% of Kinney men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Kinney women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kinney were Fisherman and 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
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Fisherman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 246,000 census records available for the last name Kinney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kinney 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Kinney. 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 42,000 military records available for the last name Kinney. For the veterans among your Kinney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kinney lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Kinney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Kinney in 1941 was 23, and 73 in 2004.

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