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Keim Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name kayem. This is an apotropaic name, given to a sickly child, based on the Hebrew adjective qayom ‘tough’, ‘enduring’. German (Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg): from Middle High German kime ‘sprout’, ‘shoot’, ‘offspring’, sometimes used as a personal name, or from a pet form of Joachim.

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


Similar surnames: Klim, Heim, Reim, Seim, Kehm, Keil, Wein, Keip, Kem, Rehm

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Where is the Keim family from?

You can see how Keim families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keim family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keim families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 30 Keim families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 79% of all the recorded Keim's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Keim families in 1840.
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What did your Keim ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Keim. 18% of Keim men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Keim women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keim were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    11%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Keim. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keim 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 Keim. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Keim. For the veterans among your Keim ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keim lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Keim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Keim in 1945 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

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