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Keeler Name Meaning

English (mainly Kent): probably an occupational name from Middle English keler ‘keelman bargeman’ an agent derivative of Middle English kele ‘flat-bottomed ship barge lighter’ (from Middle Dutch kiel). The sense would seem to be ‘crewman of a keel’ rather than ‘shipwright’. Americanized form of German Kühler from a variant of an old personal name (see Keeling ) or a variant of Kuhl .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Keeley, Keller, Keuler, Keiler, Peeler, Kemler, Kepler, Kelner

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Where is the Keeler family from?

You can see how Keeler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keeler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keeler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 190 Keeler families living in New York. This was about 43% of all the recorded Keeler's in USA. New York had the highest population of Keeler families in 1840.
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What did your Keeler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Keeler. 14% of Keeler men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Keeler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keeler were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Keeler. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Keeler. For the veterans among your Keeler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keeler lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Keeler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Keeler in 1946 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

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