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Keys Family History

Keys Name Meaning
English and Irish: variant spelling of Keyes.

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

507,859 Historical Documents with Keys on Ancestry.com
125,310 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
17,297 Military Records
8,689 Immigration Records
117,618 Census and Voter Lists
238,945 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Keys Families

  • Number of Keys families
     123 - 243
     42 - 122
     1 - 41
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Keys families
     189 - 376
     64 - 188
     1 - 63
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Keys families
     29 - 56
     10 - 28
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Keys census records

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Keys 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 Keys 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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Keys Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Keys 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 Keys

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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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Keys Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Keys census records

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

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

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Keys 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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