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Keytes Family History

Keytes 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: Keyes, Kertes, Keyte, Keitel, Ketter, Keyser, Kertesz, Kyles, Kestel

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Where is the Keytes family from?

You can see how Keytes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keytes family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Keytes families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Keytes family living in Worcestershire. This was 100% of all the recorded Keytes's in United Kingdom. Worcestershire had the highest population of Keytes families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keytes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

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

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Census Records

There are 82 census records available for the last name Keytes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keytes 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 15 immigration records available for the last name Keytes. 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 6 military records available for the last name Keytes. For the veterans among your Keytes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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