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Kinton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Kinton in Herefordshire, Kineton in Warwickshire (both named with Old English cyne- ‘royal’ + tun ‘settlement’), or Kineton in Gloucestershire, which is named with Old English cyning ‘king’ + tun.

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


Similar surnames: Kington, Kenton, Hinton, Kirton, Winton, Kinson, Linton, Kilton

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Where is the Kinton family from?

You can see how Kinton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kinton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kinton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 23 Kinton families living in Ontario. This was about 68% of all the recorded Kinton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kinton families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kinton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kinton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kinton. 39% of Kinton men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Kinton women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kinton were Painter and Housework. .

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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
    39%
  • Laborer
    30%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Painter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    43%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Saleslady
    15%
  • Housework
    15%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Kinton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kinton 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 645 immigration records available for the last name Kinton. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kinton. For the veterans among your Kinton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kinton lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kinton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kinton in 1963 was 78, and 82 in 2004.

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