Keeling Family History

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Keeling Name Meaning

Irish: see Keeley. English: nickname from Middle English keling ‘young codfish’. Americanized spelling of German Kühling, a patronymic from Colo, probably a short form of an old personal name meaning ‘helmet’.

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


Similar surnames: Teeling, Peeling, Emling, Helling, Welling, Keesling, Deering

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Keeling Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Keeling name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    59%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    20%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Norway

    2%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    2%

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Keeling Family Origin

Where is the Keeling family from?

Keeling Family Occupations

What did your Keeling ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Keeling family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keeling. The most common Keeling occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Keeling's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Keeling Historical Records

What Keeling family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 68,000 census records available for the last name Keeling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keeling 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Keeling. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Keeling. For the veterans among your Keeling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Keeling Life Expectancy

What is the average Keeling lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Keeling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Keeling in 1942 was 31, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keeling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keeling 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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