Keane Name Meaning

Southern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Catháin ‘descendant of Cathán’, a personal name from a diminutive of cath ‘battle’. Compare Kane. Irish: occasionally an Anglicized form of Ó Céin ‘descendant of Cian’, a personal name meaning ‘distant’, ‘long’. English: variant spelling of Keen. Americanized spelling of German Kühn(e) (see Kuehn).

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

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Keane Family Origin

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Keane Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    11%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeps House

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Keane occupation in the USA was Farmer. 11% of Keane's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keane. A less common occupation for the Keane family was Carpenter.

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Keane Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Keane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Keane in 1943 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keane

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