Keegan Family History

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Keegan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodhagáin ‘son of Aodhagán’, a personal name that is a pet form of the ancient Irish personal name Aodh ‘fire’ (see McKay).

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

Similar surnames: Mckeegan, Keenan, Keelan, Regan, Deegan, Keeven, Deehan, Meehan

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Keegan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Keegan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Keegan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Keegan Family Origin

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Keegan Family Occupations

What did your Keegan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Keegan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 19% of Keegan's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keegan. A less common occupation for the Keegan family was Keeps House.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


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

Keegan Historical Records

What Keegan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 88,000 census records available for the last name Keegan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keegan 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Keegan. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Keegan. For the veterans among your Keegan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Keegan Life Expectancy

What is the average Keegan lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Keegan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Keegan in 1945 was 19, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keegan 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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