Key Name Meaning

English and German: variant of Kay. Irish: reduced form of McKay.

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


Similar surnames: Kay, Ney, Rey, Dey, Vey, Fey, Kee, Ken, Mey, Akey

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Key Family Origin

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Key Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Key family was Farm Laborer. The most common Key occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Key's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Key.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%

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Key Historical Records

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Key Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Key life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Key in 1943 was 30, and 71 in 2004.

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