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Keyr Family History

Keyr 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: Kehr, Ker, Kerr, Keer, Kear, Keir, Key, Keys, Keyt, Bear

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Where is the Keyr family from?

You can see how Keyr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keyr family name was found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 5 Keyr families living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Keyr's in USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Keyr families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keyr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keyr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Keyr. 100% of Keyr men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 53 census records available for the last name Keyr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keyr 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 12 immigration records available for the last name Keyr. 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 11 military records available for the last name Keyr. For the veterans among your Keyr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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