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Kealy Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Keeley . Americanized form of German Kühle a variant of Kühl (see Kuhl ).

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


Similar surnames: Kealey, Keal, Sealy, Keely, Dealy, Keel, Kerley, Mealy, Fealy, Keagy

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Where is the Kealy family from?

You can see how Kealy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kealy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kealy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Kealy families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 44% of all the recorded Kealy's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kealy families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kealy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kealy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kealy. 18% of Kealy men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Kealy women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kealy were Truck Driver 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
    18%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Nurse
    12%
  • Seamstress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Kealy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kealy 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Kealy. 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 Kealy. For the veterans among your Kealy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kealy lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Kealy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Kealy in 1941 was 32, and 78 in 2004.

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