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Keele Name Meaning

English: variant of Keel .

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


Similar surnames: Keeley, Keel, Keelen, Keeble, Keeler, Keely, Keene, Keal, Kendle

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Where is the Keele family from?

You can see how Keele families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keele family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keele families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Keele families living in Tennessee. This was about 76% of all the recorded Keele's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Keele families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keele surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keele ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Keele. 26% of Keele men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Keele women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keele were Truck Driver and Seamstress. .

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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
    26%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Operator
    8%
  • Seamstress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Keele. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keele 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 Keele. 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 Keele. For the veterans among your Keele ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keele lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Keele life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Keele in 1954 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

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