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Keep Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a jailer or someone employed at a keep or castle, Middle English kepe. Americanized spelling of German Kiep, from a short form of the old personal name Gebolf, from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements geb ‘gift’ + wolf ‘wolf’. Compare Gebhardt.

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

Similar surnames: Kemp, Keen, Kees, Keel, Reep, Kelp, Leep, Deep, Klee, Bee

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Keep Family Origin

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Keep Family Occupations

What did your Keep 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 Keep. 2% of Keep men worked as a General Labourer and 54% of Keep women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keep were Gardener and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means

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

Keep Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Keep. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keep 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Keep. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Keep. For the veterans among your Keep ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Keep Life Expectancy

What is the average Keep lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Keep life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Keep in 1944 was 29, and 63 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keep 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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