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 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Keir. 16% of Keir men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Keir women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keir were Machinist and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    20%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Housework
    14%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Keir Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 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.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 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 2,000 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.

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