Keir Family History

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Keir Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place north of Dunblane in Stirlingshire called Keir.

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


Similar surnames: Ker, Kerr, Kehr, Weir, Wei, Ehr, Keser, Kear, Lear, Keil

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Keir Family Origin

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Keir Family Occupations

What did your Keir ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Keir family was Brass Finisher. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keir. The most common Keir occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Keir's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Blacksmith

    10%
  • Brass Finisher

    5%

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

Keir Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Keir. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keir 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 Keir

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Keir. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Keir. For the veterans among your Keir ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Keir Life Expectancy

What is the average Keir lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Keir life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Keir in 1954 was 22, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keir

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keir 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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