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Keer Family History

Keer Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Kear. Indian (Maharashtra): Hindu name, probably from Marathi kir ‘parrot’. Indian (Panjab): Sikh (Khatri) name of unknown meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Kier, Keel, Deer, Meer, Keep, Teer, Kees, Geer, Beer, Kerr

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Where is the Keer family from?

You can see how Keer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Keer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 32% of all the recorded Keer's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Keer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Keer. 20% of Keer men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Keer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keer 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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Keer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keer 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Keer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Keer. For the veterans among your Keer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keer lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Keer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Keer in 1963 was 72, and 75 in 2003.

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