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Kyle Family History

Kyle Surname Meaning

Scottish:: habitational name from a district in Ayrshire called Kyle named for the British chieftains who ruled it in the 5th century the Coel Hen. habitational name from any of several places in Scotland called Kyle named with Gaelic caol ‘narrow’ or caolas ‘narrows strait’. Compare Kyles .

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

Similar surnames: Kyles, Lyle, Kye, Kale, Kile, Sole, Hole, Kell, Aye, Sale

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Where is the Kyle family from?

You can see how Kyle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kyle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kyle families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 176 Kyle families living in Durham. This was about 28% of all the recorded Kyle's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Kyle families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kyle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kyle ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Kyle. 12% of Kyle men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Kyle women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kyle were Colliery Hewer and Shorthand Typist Inland Revenue. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Coal Hewer
  • Farmer
  • Colliery Hewer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • Shorthand Typist Inland Revenue
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Census Records

There are 122,000 census records available for the last name Kyle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kyle 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Kyle. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Kyle. For the veterans among your Kyle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kyle lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kyle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kyle in 1942 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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