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Keck Surname Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): nickname from the Middle English reflex of the Old Norse personal name Keikr (from Old West Scandinavian keikr ‘bent backwards’) or Kekkja. English (Gloucestershire): nickname possibly from keck backformed from kex used through much of southern England as the name of a range of umbelliferous plants having a hollow stalk when dried for instance cow parsley cow parsnip and hemlock as well as teasel (with parallels in Scandinavia). German: nickname from Middle High German kēc ‘lively active’ (cognate of English quick) which later changed its meaning to ‘bold forward fresh’. Americanized or Germanized form of Slovenian Kek: nickname from the same root as keka ‘small mallet or beetle’ also ‘lush tuft of hair’ or as a homonym keka ‘someone who walks in a sneaky way’.

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


Similar surnames: Beck, Heck, Peck, Deck, Kock, Weck, Rock, Reck, Eck, Kueck

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Where is the Keck family from?

You can see how Keck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keck family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keck families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 33 Keck families living in London. This was about 29% of all the recorded Keck's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Keck families in 1891.
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What did your Keck ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Master Butcher Shop Keeper and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Keck. 100% of Keck men worked as a Master Butcher Shop Keeper and 89% of Keck women worked as an Unpaid Domestic 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

  • Master Butcher Shop Keeper
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    89%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    12%
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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Keck. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Keck. For the veterans among your Keck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keck lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Keck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Keck in 1942 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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