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Keyworth Family History

Keyworth Surname Meaning

English (Lincolnshire Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire): habitational name from Keyworth in Nottinghamshire. The placename derives from an uncertain initial element (perhaps Old English ‘jackdaw’) + Old English worth ‘enclosure’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Hepworth, Pebworth, Kenworthy, Cudworth, Bosworth, Hayworth

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Where is the Keyworth family from?

You can see how Keyworth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keyworth family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keyworth families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 245 Keyworth families living in Yorkshire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Keyworth's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Keyworth families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keyworth surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keyworth ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Keyworth. 25% of Keyworth men worked as a Farmer and 72% of Keyworth women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keyworth were Private Means and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Incapacitated
    15%
  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Private Means
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Keyworth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keyworth 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Keyworth. 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 Keyworth. For the veterans among your Keyworth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keyworth lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Keyworth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Keyworth in 1963 was 62, and 69 in 2004.

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