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Key Family History

Key Name Meaning
English and German: variant of Kay.Irish: reduced form of McKay.

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

1,401,402 Historical Documents with Key on Ancestry.com
299,942 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
37,382 Military Records
12,025 Immigration Records
172,956 Census and Voter Lists
879,097 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Key Families

  • Number of Key families
     194 - 386
     65 - 193
     1 - 64
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Key families
     277 - 552
     93 - 276
     1 - 92
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Key families
     41 - 80
     14 - 40
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Key census records

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Key Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Key families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Key Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Key families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Key

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Key Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Key census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Key ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Key Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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