Keelan Family History

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Keelan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of Keelahan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Céileacháin, from céileachán, a diminutive of céile ‘companion’. Welsh: habitational name for someone from any of various townships called Cilan, especially one in Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, Denbighshire.

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


Similar surnames: Keegan, Geelan, Keenan, Heelan, Keelen, Keehan, Keeley, Keel, Deehan

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Keelan Family Origin

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Keelan Family Occupations

What did your Keelan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Keelan family was Boot Seamer (Mkr). The most common Keelan occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 11% of Keelan's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Mariner and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keelan.

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  • Coal Miner

    11%
  • Mariner

    11%
  • Annuitant

    6%
  • Boot Seamer (Mkr)

    6%

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

Keelan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Keelan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keelan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Keelan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Keelan. For the veterans among your Keelan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Keelan Life Expectancy

What is the average Keelan lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Keelan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Keelan in 1952 was 46, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keelan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keelan 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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