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Kenley Surname Meaning

Scottish: shortened form of a variant of McKinley . English: habitational name from any of the places in Shropshire and Greater London (formerly Surrey) so named from the Old English personal name Cēna + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Henley, Denley, Tenley, Keeley, Manley, Hanley, Hensley, Exley

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Where is the Kenley family from?

You can see how Kenley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kenley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kenley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 41 Kenley families living in Lancashire. This was about 25% of all the recorded Kenley's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Kenley families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kenley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kenley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Kenley. 100% of Kenley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kenley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, 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 Kenley. For the veterans among your Kenley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kenley lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kenley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kenley in 1957 was 59, and 69 in 2004.

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