Keirn Family History

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Keirn Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Kern, a reduced and altered form of McCarron. Possibly also an Americanized spelling 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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Keirn Family Origin

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Keirn Family Occupations

What did your Keirn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Keirn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Keirn's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Foreman In Boilershop were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keirn. A less common occupation for the Keirn family was Horse Shoer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Foreman In Boilershop

  • Horse Shoer


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

Keirn Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Keirn Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keirn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keirn 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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