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Keaney Family History

Keaney Surname Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cianaigh from a personal name based on cianach a derivative of cian ‘distant long’ or Ó Caoinnigh a variant of Ó Coinnigh see Kenny .

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


Similar surnames: Keane, Teaney, Keasey, Kealey, Keeney, Keahey, Kaney, Kenney, Kerney

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Where is the Keaney family from?

You can see how Keaney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keaney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keaney families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 25 Keaney families living in Lancashire. This was about 46% of all the recorded Keaney's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Keaney families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keaney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keaney ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer Heavy Worker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Keaney. 50% of Keaney men worked as a General Labourer Heavy Worker and 77% of Keaney women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keaney were General Labourer and Mental Nurse. .

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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 Heavy Worker
    50%
  • General Labourer
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Domestic Servant
    6%
  • School Teacher
    6%
  • Mental Nurse
    6%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Keaney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keaney 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Keaney. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Keaney. For the veterans among your Keaney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keaney lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Keaney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Keaney in 1944 was 33, and 78 in 2004.

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