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Keydon Family History

Keydon 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: Keyton, Keylon, Leydon, Heydon, Kenyon, Keeton, Kenton, Seddon, Eldon

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Where is the Keydon family from?

You can see how Keydon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keydon family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Keydon families were found in USA in 1880, USA in 1920, and Scotland in 1841. In 1841 there was 1 Keydon family living in Fife. This was 100% of all the recorded Keydon's in Scotland. Fife had the highest population of Keydon families in 1841.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keydon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keydon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor was the top reported job for people in the USA named Keydon. 100% of Keydon women worked as a Proprietor. .

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

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Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Proprietor
    100%
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Census Records

There are 56 census records available for the last name Keydon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keydon census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 21 immigration records available for the last name Keydon. 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 Cards

There are 33 military records available for the last name Keydon. For the veterans among your Keydon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keydon lifespan?

Average Keydon life expectancy in 1967 was 95 years. This was higher than the general public life expectancy which was 72.

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