Keay Family History

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Keay Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Kay.

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

Similar surnames: Kay, Key, Keays, Keal, Kea, Peay, Kean, Reay, Kear, Seay

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Keay Family Origin

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Keay Family Occupations

What did your Keay ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Keay. 9% of Keay men worked as an Incapacitated and 72% of Keay women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keay were Aircraft Fitter and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Incapacitated
  • General Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Aircraft Fitter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Incapacitated
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Keay Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Keay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keay census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 49,000 immigration records available for the last name Keay. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Keay. For the veterans among your Keay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Keay Life Expectancy

What is the average Keay lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Keay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Keay in 1951 was 60, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keay ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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