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Keyon Family History

Keyon 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: Kenyon, Keyton, Keylon, Keon, Kwon, Yon, Lyon, Heron, Leon, Kern

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Where is the Keyon family from?

You can see how Keyon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keyon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keyon families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 4 Keyon families living in Lancashire. This was about 57% of all the recorded Keyon's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Keyon families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keyon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keyon ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Keyon. 100% of Keyon women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 685 census records available for the last name Keyon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keyon 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 75 immigration records available for the last name Keyon. 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 48 military records available for the last name Keyon. For the veterans among your Keyon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keyon lifespan?

Between 1968 and 1995, in the United States, Keyon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Keyon in 1968 was 67, and 89 in 1995.

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