Keck Family History

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Keck Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse personal name Keikr (from Old West Scandinavian keikr ‘bent backwards’). German: nickname from Middle High German kec ‘lively’, ‘active’ (cognate of English quick), which later changed its meaning to ‘bold’, ‘forward’, ‘fresh’.

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

Similar surnames: Beck, Heck, Peck, Deck, Kock, Weck, Rock, Reck, Eck, Kueck

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Keck Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Keck name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Keck. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Keck Family Origin

Where is the Keck family from?

Keck Family Occupations

What did your Keck ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Auctioner, Alderman Farmer Employing 9 Men & 3 Boys & Dairy Woman Farm 250 Acres and Book Binders Cutter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keck. The most common Keck occupation in the UK was Auctioner. 22% of Keck's were Auctioners. A less common occupation for the Keck family was Carpenter.

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  • Auctioner

  • Alderman Farmer Employing 9 Men & 3 Boys & Dairy Woman Farm 250 Acres

  • Book Binders Cutter

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Keck ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Keck Historical Records

What Keck family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Keck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keck 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Keck. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Keck. For the veterans among your Keck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Keck Life Expectancy

What is the average Keck lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Keck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Keck in 1942 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keck

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keck 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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