Keir Family History

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Keir Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place north of Dunblane in Stirlingshire called Keir.

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

Similar surnames: Ker, Kerr, Kehr, Weir, Wei, Ehr, Keser, Kear, Lear, Keil

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Keir Family Origin

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Keir Family Occupations

What did your Keir ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Dairy Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Keir. 2% of Keir men worked as a Dairy Farmer and 49% of Keir women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keir were Garage Proprietor motor Engineer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Dairy Farmer
  • Chauffeur
  • Electrical Fitter
  • Garage Proprietor motor Engineer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated
  • Private Means

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

Keir Historical Records

What Keir family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Keir. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keir 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 Keir

Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Keir. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Keir. For the veterans among your Keir ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Keir Life Expectancy

What is the average Keir lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Keir life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Keir in 1954 was 22, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keir

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keir 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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