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Keith Family History

Keith Name Meaning
Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Keith in East Lothian. In the 17th century numerous bearers of this name settled in Ulster.German: nickname from Middle High German kit ‘sprout’, ‘offspring’.

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

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433,237 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
48,321 Military Records
22,961 Immigration Records
235,909 Census and Voter Lists
1,737,974 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Keith Families

  • Number of Keith families
     135 - 267
     46 - 134
     1 - 45
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Keith families
     230 - 458
     77 - 229
     1 - 76
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Keith census records

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Keith Family Origin

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Keith Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Keith Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Keith census records

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Military Service by Keith

Did the Keiths fight in a war? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation and even physical descriptions.

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