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Keywel Family History

Keywel 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: Keitel, Kenkel, Kessel, Keel, Kegel, Keyser, Keyes, Kestel, Kembel

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Where is the Keywel family from?

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

What did your Keywel ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 3 census records available for the last name Keywel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keywel 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 4 immigration records available for the last name Keywel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Keywel. For the veterans among your Keywel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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