Kean Family History

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Kean Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Keane. English: variant spelling of Keen.

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

Similar surnames: Keane, Keal, Kan, Dean, Kearn, Lean, Kenan, Keay, Kwan, Keen

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Kean Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kean name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kean. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Kean Family Origin

Where is the Kean family from?

Kean Family Occupations

What did your Kean ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kean occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Kean's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kean family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kean.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Kean Historical Records

What Kean family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 68,000 census records available for the last name Kean. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kean 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Kean. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Kean. For the veterans among your Kean ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kean Life Expectancy

What is the average Kean lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Kean life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kean in 1949 was 61, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kean

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kean ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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