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Keirn Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Kern a shortened and altered form of McCarron . Possibly also an Americanized form of German Kern .

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


Similar surnames: Kearn, Kern, Keirns, Kirn, Keen, Hearn, Keil, Keown, Wein, Kerns

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Where is the Keirn family from?

You can see how Keirn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keirn family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keirn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Keirn family living in Indiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Keirn's in USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Keirn families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keirn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keirn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Keirn. 31% of Keirn men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Keirn women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keirn were Miner 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

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Sausage Maker
    10%
  • Miner
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    30%
  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Typist
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Keirn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keirn 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 153 immigration records available for the last name Keirn. 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 784 military records available for the last name Keirn. For the veterans among your Keirn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keirn lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Keirn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Keirn in 1960 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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