Keefe Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Keefe Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Keefe.

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

Similar surnames: Keef, Deere, Keever, Keeley, Knee, Keel, Keele, Keeffe, Keena, Keels

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Keefe Family Origin

Where is the Keefe family from?

Keefe Family Occupations

What did your Keefe ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Keefe occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Keefe's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Keefe family was Charwoman. Labourer, General Laborer and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keefe.

View Census data for Keefe | Data not to scale

  • Labourer

  • General Laborer

  • Laundress

  • Charwoman


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

Keefe Historical Records

What Keefe family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Keefe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keefe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Keefe

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Keefe. 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.

View all Keefe immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Keefe. For the veterans among your Keefe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Keefe military records

You've only scratched the surface of Keefe family history.

Keefe Life Expectancy

What is the average Keefe lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Keefe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Keefe in 1944 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keefe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keefe 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.

Famous Keefe Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Look up another name