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Keaveny Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Géibheannaigh ‘descendant of Géibheannach’ and Mac Géibheannaigh ‘son of Géibheannach’ (see Guiney).

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


Similar surnames: Keeven, Keahey, Heaven, Reavey, Heavey, Keena, Keary, Leavey, Keaney

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Where is the Keaveny family from?

You can see how Keaveny families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keaveny family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Keaveny families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Keaveny families living in Michigan. This was about 41% of all the recorded Keaveny's in USA. Michigan and 1 other state had the highest population of Keaveny families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keaveny surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keaveny ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Keaveny. 17% of Keaveny men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Keaveny women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keaveny were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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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

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    34%
  • Bookkeeper
    23%
  • Leacher
    23%
  • Maid
    23%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Keaveny. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keaveny 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Keaveny. 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 520 military records available for the last name Keaveny. For the veterans among your Keaveny ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keaveny lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Keaveny life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Keaveny in 1942 was 37, and 79 in 2004.

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