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Keenan Family History

Keenan Name Meaning
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cianáin ‘son of Cianán’, a personal name from a diminutive of cian ‘distant’, ‘long’, or possibly of Mac Fhinghin ‘fair offspring’.

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

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191,178 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
26,558 Military Records
30,685 Immigration Records
148,233 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Keenan Families

  • Number of Keenan families
     401 - 799
     134 - 400
     1 - 133
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Keenan families
     232 - 462
     78 - 231
     1 - 77
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Keenan families
     269 - 536
     90 - 268
     1 - 89
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Keenan Family Origin

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Keenan Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Keenan

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Keenan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Keenan census records

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Keenan Civil War Service Records

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