Keith Family History

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Keith Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Keith in East Lothian. In the 17th century numerous bearers of this name settled in Ulster. German: nickname from Middle High German kit ‘sprout’, ‘offspring’.

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


Similar surnames: Weith, Reith, Leith, Beitz, Keil, Ketz, Meth, Keitel, Leite, Seith

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Keith Family Origin

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Keith Family Occupations

What did your Keith ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keith. The most common Keith occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Keith's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Keith family was Tailor.

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Carter

    2%
  • Tailor

    2%

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

Keith Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Keith Life Expectancy

What is the average Keith lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Keith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Keith in 1940 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keith

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keith 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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