Keighley Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Keighley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place so named in West Yorkshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Chichelai, apparently named with an Old English personal name Cyhha + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. Americanized spelling of German Kiechle (see Kuechle) or Kiechler (see Kuechler).

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

Similar surnames: Highley, Kinsley, Kenley, Kearsley, Wigley, Kirkley, Edgley, Keigley

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Keighley Family Origin

Where is the Keighley family from?

Keighley Family Occupations

What did your Keighley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Keighley family was Conductor. The most common Keighley occupation in the USA was Bar Keeper. 10% of Keighley's were Bar Keepers. Bar Keeper, Clerk and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keighley.

View Census data for Keighley | Data not to scale

  • Bar Keeper

  • Clerk

  • Coal Miner

  • Conductor


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

Keighley Historical Records

What Keighley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Keighley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keighley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Keighley

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Keighley. 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.

View all Keighley immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Keighley. For the veterans among your Keighley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Keighley military records

You've only scratched the surface of Keighley family history.

Keighley Life Expectancy

What is the average Keighley lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Keighley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Keighley in 1952 was 70, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keighley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keighley 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.

Look up another name