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Keesee Family History

Keesee Name Meaning

Presumably an American shortened and altered form of French Lacaze . Alternatively perhaps an Americanized form of German Keese or Giese (compare Geesey ). Compare Kazee Kissee Kizzee and Kizzie .

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


Similar surnames: Keesey, Beese, Kees, Neese, Kessel, Keser, Kelsey, Reeser, Heese

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Where is the Keesee family from?

You can see how Keesee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keesee family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Keesee families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Keesee families living in Virginia. This was about 47% of all the recorded Keesee's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Keesee families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keesee surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keesee ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Keesee. 23% of Keesee men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Keesee women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keesee were Carpenter and Seamstress. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Nurse
    8%
  • Seamstress
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 317 immigration records available for the last name Keesee. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Keesee. For the veterans among your Keesee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keesee lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Keesee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Keesee in 1953 was 27, and 68 in 2004.

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