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Keener Family History

Keener Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Kiener or Kühner (see Kuehner).

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


Similar surnames: Keeney, Keehner, Keeler, Kepner, Keefner, Keefer, Deener, Keene

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Where is the Keener family from?

You can see how Keener families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keener family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keener families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 36 Keener families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 34% of all the recorded Keener's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Keener families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keener surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keener ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Keener. 22% of Keener men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Keener women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keener were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Carpenter
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Keener. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keener 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 Keener. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Keener. For the veterans among your Keener ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keener lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Keener life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Keener in 1944 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

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