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Kunes Name Meaning

Czech (Kuneš): from the old personal name Kuneš, a pet form of Kunrat (see Konrad). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from a short form of the German female personal name Kunigunde (see Kuennen). Possibly a respelling of German Kuhns or Kuntz.

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


Similar surnames: Kunis, Kunesh, Kubes, Kines, Kunin, Tukes, Manes, Kunda, Kees, Muns

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Where is the Kunes family from?

You can see how Kunes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kunes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kunes families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Kunes family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Kunes's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kunes families in 1911.
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What did your Kunes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kunes. 28% of Kunes men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Kunes women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kunes were Machinist and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Labor
    11%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 413 immigration records available for the last name Kunes. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kunes. For the veterans among your Kunes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kunes lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Kunes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Kunes in 1949 was 60, and 80 in 2004.

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