Keen Family History

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Keen Name Meaning

English: from Kene, a short form of the Old English personal name Cen or Cyne, based on Old English cene ‘wise’, ‘brave’, ‘proud’. Americanized spelling of German Kühn (see Kuehn).

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


Similar surnames: Keep, Keel, Ken, Kees, Kern, Been, Geen, Keene, Keehn, Bean

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Keen Family Origin

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Keen Family Occupations

What did your Keen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Keen. 7% of Keen men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Keen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keen were Incapacitated and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    7%
  • Bricklayer
    5%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%

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

Keen Historical Records

What Keen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 242,000 census records available for the last name Keen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keen 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 Keen

Passenger List

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Keen. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Keen. For the veterans among your Keen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Keen Life Expectancy

What is the average Keen lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Keen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Keen in 1942 was 63, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keen 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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