Keele Family History

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Keele Name Meaning

English and possibly also Irish: variant spelling of Keel.

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

Similar surnames: Keeley, Keel, Keelen, Keeble, Keeler, Keely, Keene, Keal, Kendle

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Keele Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Keele name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Keele. 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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Keele Family Origin

Where is the Keele family from?

Keele Family Occupations

What did your Keele ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Keele occupation in the UK was Potter. 8% of Keele's were Potters. Potter, Agricultural Labourer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keele. A less common occupation for the Keele family was Brass Caster.

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  • Potter

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Blacksmith

  • Brass Caster


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

Keele Historical Records

What Keele family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Keele. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keele 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Keele. 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 Keele. For the veterans among your Keele ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Keele Life Expectancy

What is the average Keele lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Keele life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Keele in 1954 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keele

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keele 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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