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Keywood Family History

Keywood Surname Meaning

see Keyworth originally a Notts surname. The following early bearers from SE England may alternatively have a different but unidentified source.

Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, 2016


Similar surnames: Heywood, Kerwood, Haywood, Henwood, Elwood, Redwood, Erwood, Hegwood

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Where is the Keywood family from?

You can see how Keywood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keywood family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Keywood families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 51 Keywood families living in Sussex. This was about 28% of all the recorded Keywood's in United Kingdom. Sussex had the highest population of Keywood families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keywood surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keywood ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Keywood. 20% of Keywood men worked as a General Labourer and 90% of Keywood women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keywood were Colliery Houlage Hand (belo and Home 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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    20%
  • Colliery Haulage Hand Heavy Worker
    14%
  • Dairy Farmer
    14%
  • Colliery Houlage Hand (belo
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    90%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Home Duties
    2%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Keywood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keywood 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 528 immigration records available for the last name Keywood. 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 486 military records available for the last name Keywood. For the veterans among your Keywood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keywood lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2004, in the United States, Keywood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Keywood in 1968 was 76, and 86 in 2004.

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