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Keyward Family History

Keyward 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: Heyward, Kenward, Seward, Reynard, Edward, Hayward, Elward, Eymard

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Where is the Keyward family from?

You can see how Keyward families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keyward family name was found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there was 1 Keyward family living in Kent. This was about 50% of all the recorded Keyward's in United Kingdom. Kent and 1 other county had the highest population of Keyward families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keyward surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keyward ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 56 census records available for the last name Keyward. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keyward 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 8 immigration records available for the last name Keyward. 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 5 military records available for the last name Keyward. For the veterans among your Keyward ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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