Inskeep Family History

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Inskeep Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Inskip in Lancashire, of uncertain etymology. The first element of this place name has been tentatively connected with Welsh ynys ‘island’ (compare Ince); the second with Old English c¯pe ‘keep’ (noun) in the sense ‘osier basket for keeping or trapping fish’.

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

Similar surnames: Insley, Keep, Binsfeld, Winkley, Askew, Keel, Skeel, Pinsker

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Inskeep Family Origin

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Inskeep Family Occupations

What did your Inskeep ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Inskeep occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Inskeep's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Inskeep family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Inskeep.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Inskeep ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Inskeep Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Inskeep. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Inskeep census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 272 immigration records available for the last name Inskeep. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Inskeep. For the veterans among your Inskeep ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Inskeep Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Inskeep life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Inskeep in 1955 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

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