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O'keefe Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caoimh ‘descendant of Caomh’, a personal name based on caomh ‘gentle’.

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


Similar surnames: O'kane, O'kelley, O'regan, O'berry, O'dea, O'kelly, O'keeffe, Keefe

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You can see how O'keefe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The O'keefe family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most O'keefe families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 666 O'keefe families living in New York. This was about 28% of all the recorded O'keefe's in USA. New York had the highest population of O'keefe families in 1880.
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What is the average O'keefe lifespan?

Between 1991 and 2004, in the United States, O'keefe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for O'keefe in 1991 was 78, and 67 in 2004.

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