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Keeley Surname Meaning

Irish (Meath): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caollaidhe ‘descendant of Caollaidhe’ a personal name based on caol ‘slender graceful’. Americanized form of German Kühle a variant of Kühl (see Kuhl ).

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

Similar surnames: Kealey, Keeler, Kenley, Kerley, Kielty, Deeley, Feeley, Seeley

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Where is the Keeley family from?

You can see how Keeley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keeley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keeley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 307 Keeley families living in Lancashire. This was about 23% of all the recorded Keeley's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Keeley families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keeley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keeley 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 Keeley. 11% of Keeley men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Keeley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keeley were Farm Labourer and Incapacitated. .

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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
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Farm Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated
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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Keeley. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Keeley. For the veterans among your Keeley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keeley lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Keeley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Keeley in 1940 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

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