Keim Family History

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Keim Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name kayem. This is an apotropaic name, given to a sickly child, based on the Hebrew adjective qayom ‘tough’, ‘enduring’. German (Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg): from Middle High German kime ‘sprout’, ‘shoot’, ‘offspring’, sometimes used as a personal name, or from a pet form of Joachim.

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

Similar surnames: Klim, Heim, Reim, Seim, Kehm, Keil, Wein, Keip, Kem, Rehm

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Keim Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Keim name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Keim. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Keim Family Origin

Where is the Keim family from?

Keim Family Occupations

What did your Keim ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Keim occupation in the UK was Brass Finisher. 100% of Keim's were Brass Finishers.

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  • Brass Finisher


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Keim Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Keim. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keim 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Keim. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Keim. For the veterans among your Keim ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Keim Life Expectancy

What is the average Keim lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Keim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Keim in 1945 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keim 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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