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Kinson Surname Meaning

English (Staffordshire and Derbyshire): habitational name from Kinson in Stoke Saint Milborough (Shropshire) or perhaps in some cases from Kinson in Canford Magna (Dorset). Both placenames derive from the Old English personal name Cynestān + Old English tūn ‘farmstead estate’.

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

Similar surnames: Kinton, Hinton, Kington, Pinson, Kinn, Kilton, Kitson, Kingdon

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Where is the Kinson family from?

You can see how Kinson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kinson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kinson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 6 Kinson families living in Alberta. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kinson's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Kinson families in 1911.
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What did your Kinson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Kinson. 100% of Kinson 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
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kinson. 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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There are 993 military records available for the last name Kinson. For the veterans among your Kinson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kinson lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kinson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Kinson in 1963 was 65, and 78 in 2004.

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