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Keats Family History

Keats Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): patronymic from Keat, a variant of Kite.

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

Similar surnames: Kats, Keatts, Yeats, Keays, Kerans, Keyte, Keys, Kean, Seats, Beat

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Where is the Keats family from?

You can see how Keats families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keats family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keats families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Keats families living in New Jersey. This was about 38% of all the recorded Keats's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Keats families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keats surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keats ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Keats. 27% of Keats men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Keats women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keats were Foreman and Servant. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Tourist Home
  • Saleslady
  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Keats. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keats 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Keats. 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 Keats. For the veterans among your Keats ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keats lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Keats life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Keats in 1950 was 58, and 72 in 2004.

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