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Keady Family History

Keady Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Céadaigh ‘son of Céadach’, a personal name based on céad ‘hundred’.

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


Similar surnames: Keary, Keddy, Deady, Leddy, Reidy, Kay, Neary, Leary, Cady, Kearn

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Where is the Keady family from?

You can see how Keady families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keady family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keady families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Keady family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Keady's in the USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Keady families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keady surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keady ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Keady. 30% of Keady men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Keady women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keady were Carpenter and Secretary.

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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
    30%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Registered Nurse
    12%
  • Secretary
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Keady lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Keady life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Keady in 1958 was 47, and 94 in 2004.

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