Keyes Family History

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Keyes Name Meaning

English: variant of Kay. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Guise in Aisne, Picardy, which is first recorded in the 12th century as Gusia; the etymology is uncertain. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha (see McKay).

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


Similar surnames: Kees, Reyes, Lees, Keys, Kye, Key, Mewes, Hees, Leyes, Kyles

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Keyes Family Origin

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Keyes Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Keyes family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keyes. The most common Keyes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Keyes's were Farmers.

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Keyes Historical Records

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Keyes Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Keyes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Keyes in 1945 was 34, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keyes

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