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Keal Family History

Keal Surname Meaning

English (Lincolnshire): variant of Kale Perhaps an Americanized form of German Kehl or Kühl (see Kuhl ).

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


Similar surnames: Keel, Kealy, Deal, Kean, Teal, Kehl, Beal, Keadle, Keas, Kearl

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Where is the Keal family from?

You can see how Keal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keal family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keal families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 243 Keal families living in Lincolnshire. This was about 49% of all the recorded Keal's in United Kingdom. Lincolnshire had the highest population of Keal families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keal surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keal ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Keal. 13% of Keal men worked as a Farmer and 74% of Keal women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keal were Carpenter joiner and 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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Builders Labourer
    10%
  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Carpenter joiner
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • Household Duties
    5%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Keal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keal 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Keal. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 913 military records available for the last name Keal. For the veterans among your Keal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keal lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Keal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Keal in 1963 was 67, and 72 in 2004.

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