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Kmet Surname Meaning

Slovenian and Croatian: from Slovenian and dialectal Croatian kmet status name for a peasant farmer. Slovak (Kmeť) and Czech: from Slovak kmeť Czech kmet either ‘old man with rich life experience’ or a status name for an alderman. Compare Kmetz .

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


Similar surnames: Metz, Kees, Leet, Koeth, Klee, Keer, Ken, Kmetz, Knee, Kye

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Where is the Kmet family from?

You can see how Kmet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kmet family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Kmet families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 10 Kmet families living in Illinois. This was about 31% of all the recorded Kmet's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kmet families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kmet surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kmet ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kmet. 29% of Kmet men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Kmet women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kmet were Farmer and Office Cleaner. .

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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
    29%
  • Truck Driver
    15%
  • Machine Operator
    11%
  • Farmer
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    60%
  • Office Cleaner
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kmet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kmet 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 394 immigration records available for the last name Kmet. 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 332 military records available for the last name Kmet. For the veterans among your Kmet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kmet lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kmet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Kmet in 1951 was 70, and 83 in 2004.

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