Keyes Family History

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Keyes Name Meaning

English: variant of Kay. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Guise in Aisne, Picardy, which is first recorded in the 12th century as Gusia; the etymology is uncertain. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha (see McKay).

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

Similar surnames: Kees, Reyes, Lees, Keys, Kye, Key, Mewes, Hees, Leyes, Kyles

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Keyes Family Origin

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Keyes Family Occupations

What did your Keyes ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Keyes. 3% of Keyes men worked as a General Labourer and 56% of Keyes women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keyes were Bus Conductor and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bus Conductor

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Cook
  • Housewife

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

Keyes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 79,000 census records available for the last name Keyes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keyes 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Keyes. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Keyes. For the veterans among your Keyes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Keyes Life Expectancy

What is the average Keyes lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Keyes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Keyes in 1945 was 34, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keyes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keyes 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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