Keeler Family History

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Keeler Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a boatman or boatbuilder, from an agent derivative of Middle English kele ‘ship’, ‘barge’ (from Middle Dutch kiel). Americanized spelling of German Kühler, from a variant of an old personal name (see Keeling) or a variant of Kuhl.

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


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

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Keeler Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Keeler name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    48%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    21%

  • Germanic Europe

    8%

  • Italy

    3%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

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Keeler Family Origin

Where is the Keeler family from?

Keeler Family Occupations

What did your Keeler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Keeler family was Carpenter. The most common Keeler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Keeler's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keeler.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Keeler Historical Records

What Keeler family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 96,000 census records available for the last name Keeler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keeler 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 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 Card

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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Keeler Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keeler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keeler 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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