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Keville Family History

Keville Name Meaning

Irish (Sligo and Galway): Anglicized form of Ó Cibhil ‘descendant of Cibhil’ a personal name of unexplained etymology.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Deville, Neville, Saville, Reville, Linville, Helle, Melville, Kille

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Where is the Keville family from?

You can see how Keville families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keville family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Keville families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 19 Keville families living in Massachusetts. This was about 41% of all the recorded Keville's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Keville families in 1880.
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What did your Keville ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Keville. 24% of Keville men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Keville women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keville were Salesman and Secretary. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housework
  • Waitress
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Keville. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keville 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 686 immigration records available for the last name Keville. 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 536 military records available for the last name Keville. For the veterans among your Keville ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keville lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Keville life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Keville in 1954 was 40, and 79 in 2004.

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