Keep Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a jailer or someone employed at a keep or castle, Middle English kepe. Americanized spelling of German Kiep, from a short form of the old personal name Gebolf, from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements geb ‘gift’ + wolf ‘wolf’. Compare Gebhardt.

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

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Keep Family Origin

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Keep Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Miner

    2%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Keep family was Miner. The most common Keep occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Keep's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keep.

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Keep Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Keep life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Keep in 1944 was 29, and 63 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keep

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