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Origins of the Kenney surname

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About the Kenneys

We have a total number of 38704 records for people with the last name Kenney.

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Where do most Kenneys live?

In 1921, most Kenneys lived in East Midlands.


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Interesting facts about Kenneys

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 14,800 records for the Kenney surname. The oldest one dates back to 1820.

Who were Kenneys most likely to marry?

Mc Kenneys

&

Smiths

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Kenneys.

What are the most common Kenney first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Kenney family members

Common jobs for Kenneys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Kenneys in 1921
Dressmaker

53

Domestic Servant

36

Servant

36

Laundress

33

General Servant

31

Common Male occupations for Kenneys in 1921
Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers

68

General Labourer

67

Coal Miner

60

Agricultural Labourer

53

Farm Labourer

53

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