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Keahey Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eachaidh (see Keogh).

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


Similar surnames: Vahey, Keaveny, Keady, Kegley, Kearney, Heavey, Kenley, Keane, Keaney

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Where is the Keahey family from?

You can see how Keahey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keahey family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Keahey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Keahey families living in Alabama. This was about 86% of all the recorded Keahey's in the USA. Alabama had the highest population of Keahey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keahey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keahey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Keahey. 37% of Keahey men worked as a Farmer and 42% of Keahey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keahey were Farming and School Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Operator
    6%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    42%
  • Teacher
    30%
  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • School Teacher
    12%
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What Keahey family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Keahey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keahey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 170 immigration records available for the last name Keahey. 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 826 military records available for the last name Keahey. For the veterans among your Keahey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keahey lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Keahey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Keahey in 1948 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

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