Keeney Family History

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Keeney Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Keaney. Americanized spelling of Swiss German Kühni, Kühne (see Kuehn), or German Kiene or Kiener.

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

Similar surnames: Keene, Keeley, Keeny, Kerley, Keesey, Keenen, Kuney, Heeney, Keener

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Keeney Family Origin

Where is the Keeney family from?

Keeney Family Occupations

What did your Keeney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Keeney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Keeney's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keeney. A less common occupation for the Keeney family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Keeney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Keeney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keeney 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Keeney. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Keeney. For the veterans among your Keeney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Keeney Life Expectancy

What is the average Keeney lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Keeney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Keeney in 1944 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keeney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keeney 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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