History of your Surname
Get access to Keyd family records.Start a 14-Day Free Trial

Keyd Family History

Keyd Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Heyd, Key, Keys, Keyt, Kay, Kemp, Rey, Kind, Eid, Hey

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Keyd family from?

You can see how Keyd families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keyd family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 Keyd family living in Virginia. This was 100% of all the recorded Keyd's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Keyd families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keyd surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keyd ancestors do for a living?

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

What Keyd family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 50 census records available for the last name Keyd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keyd census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Keyd

Passenger Lists

There are 14 immigration records available for the last name Keyd. 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.

View all Keyd immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 6 military records available for the last name Keyd. For the veterans among your Keyd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Keyd military records

You've only scratched the surface of Keyd family history

Discover More

What is the average Keyd lifespan?

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Keyd family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Keyd last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial