Keenan Family History

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Keenan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cianáin ‘son of Cianán’, a personal name from a diminutive of cian ‘distant’, ‘long’, or possibly of Mac Fhinghin ‘fair offspring’.

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

Similar surnames: Keegan, Keelan, Meenan, Keena, Neenan, Keeven, Heenan, Queenan

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Keenan Family Origin

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Keenan Family Occupations

What did your Keenan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keenan. The most common Keenan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 15% of Keenan's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Keenan family was Carpenter.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Keenan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 157,000 census records available for the last name Keenan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keenan 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 33,000 immigration records available for the last name Keenan. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Keenan. For the veterans among your Keenan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Keenan Life Expectancy

What is the average Keenan lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Keenan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Keenan in 1943 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keenan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keenan 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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