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Keighley Family History

Keighley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place so named in West Yorkshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Chichelai, apparently named with an Old English personal name Cyhha + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’.Americanized spelling of German Kiechle (see Kuechle) or Kiechler (see Kuechler).

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

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35,802 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,135 Military Records
2,615 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Keighley Families

  • Number of Keighley families
     15 - 27
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Keighley families
     578 - 1,154
     193 - 577
     1 - 192
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Keighley families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Keighley Family Origin

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Keighley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Keighley

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Keighley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Keighley Civil War Service Records

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