Keary Family History

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Keary Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ciardha (from a personal name based on ciar ‘black’), now generally Anglicized as Carey.

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


Similar surnames: Keady, Geary, Beary, Neary, Merry, Terry, Kearn, Leary, Kary, Lear

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Keary Family Origin

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Keary Family Occupations

What did your Keary ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    21%
  • At Home

    12%
  • Keeping House

    9%

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

Keary Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Keary. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keary 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Keary. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Keary. For the veterans among your Keary ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Keary Life Expectancy

What is the average Keary lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Keary life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Keary in 1952 was 26, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keary

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keary 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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