Keel Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Keele in Staffordshire, named from Old English c¯ ‘cows’ + hyll ‘hill’, or from East and West Keal in Lincolnshire, which are named from Old Norse kjolr ‘ridge’. Irish: reduced form of McKeel. Swiss German: probably a variant of Kehl 2. Americanized spelling of German Kühl (see Kuhl) or Kiehl, Kiel (see Kiel).

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

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Keel Family Origin

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Keel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keel. A less common occupation for the Keel family was Keeping House. The most common Keel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Keel's were Farmers.

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Keel Historical Records

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Keel Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1946 and 2004, Keel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Keel in 1946 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keel

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