Kees Family History

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Kees Name Meaning

from a vernacular form of the Roman family name Cornelius. variant of Kase 2 or possibly 1. Americanized spelling of German Kies and Kiese, from an old personal name, Giso, of uncertain etymology.

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

Similar surnames: Keep, Dees, Keen, Keel, Hees, Lees, Keyes, Rees, Mees, Kehs

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Kees Family Origin

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Kees Family Occupations

What did your Kees ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kees family was Farm Laborer. The most common Kees occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Kees's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kees.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Kees Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Kees. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kees 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kees. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Kees. For the veterans among your Kees ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kees Life Expectancy

What is the average Kees lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kees life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Kees in 1954 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kees

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kees 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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