Keil Family History

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Keil Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German kil ‘wedge’, ‘wooden peg’, hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such pegs or for a wood chopper. Alternatively, it may be nickname for an uncouth or misshapen person (compare Keidel) or a topographic name for someone who lived on or near a wedge-shaped plot of land. Altered spelling of German Geil, nickname from Middle High German geil ‘boisterous’, ‘mischievous’, later ‘horny’.

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

Similar surnames: Kell, Reil, Beil, Feil, Kehl, Keip, Peil, Geil, Seil, Wein

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Keil Family Origin

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Keil Family Occupations

What did your Keil ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Keil occupation in the UK was Baker. 9% of Keil's were Bakers. A less common occupation for the Keil family was Agricultural Labourer. Baker, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keil.

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  • Baker

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Keil Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Keil Life Expectancy

What is the average Keil lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Keil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1960. The average life expectancy for Keil in 1947 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keil 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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