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Keip Family History

Keip Name Meaning

Northeastern German: topographic name, from the East Prussian dialect term keip ‘weir’ (fish trap). German: variant of Keip, a nickname for a quarrelsome person, from Middle High German kip.

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


Similar surnames: Keil, Kemp, Keiper, Kneip, Keim, Feig, Reil, Klein, Kamp, Kapp

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Where is the Keip family from?

You can see how Keip families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keip family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keip families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Keip family living in Indiana. This was about 33% of all the recorded Keip's in the USA. Indiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Keip families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keip surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keip ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Keip. 47% of Keip men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    47%
  • Laborer
    39%
  • Salesman
    16%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Keip. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keip 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 358 immigration records available for the last name Keip. 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 354 military records available for the last name Keip. For the veterans among your Keip ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keip lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Keip life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Keip in 1957 was 46, and 55 in 2003.

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