Kiely Family History

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Kiely Name Meaning

Americanized form of Ó Cadhla ‘descendant of Cadhla’, a personal name meaning ‘graceful’. variant of Keeley.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Kielty, Kiel, Keely, Ziel, Kirby, Viel, Kiehn, Field, Giel, Kiene

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Kiely Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kiely name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kiely. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland

    53%

  • England & Wales

    27%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

  • Germanic Europe

    3%

  • Baltic States

    2%

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Kiely Family Origin

Where is the Kiely family from?

Kiely Family Occupations

What did your Kiely ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Carpenter, Carman and Coast Guard were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kiely. A less common occupation for the Kiely family was Distillers Labourer (Wine And Sprit). The most common Kiely occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 18% of Kiely's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

    18%
  • Carman

    9%
  • Coast Guard

    9%
  • Distillers Labourer (Wine And Sprit)

    9%

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

Kiely Historical Records

What Kiely family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Kiely. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kiely census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Kiely. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Kiely. For the veterans among your Kiely ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kiely Life Expectancy

What is the average Kiely lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Kiely life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Kiely in 1947 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kiely

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kiely ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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