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Keddy Family History

Keddy Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Adaidh, a patronymic from a Gaelic form of the personal name Adam. Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Conduibh (see McAdoo).

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


Similar surnames: Keady, Leddy, Reddy, Huddy, Roddy, Keary, Reidy, Duddy, Deady, Eddy

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Where is the Keddy family from?

You can see how Keddy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keddy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Keddy families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 9 Keddy families living in Colorado. This was about 36% of all the recorded Keddy's in the USA. Colorado had the highest population of Keddy families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keddy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keddy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Keddy. 15% of Keddy men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Keddy women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keddy were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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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
    15%
  • Carpenter
    15%
  • Shipper
    15%
  • Salesman
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    43%
  • Teacher
    29%
  • Housekeeper
    29%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Keddy. 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 948 military records available for the last name Keddy. For the veterans among your Keddy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keddy lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Keddy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Keddy in 1945 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

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