Killeen Family History

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Killeen Name Meaning

Irish: from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Cillín, a pet form of Ceallach (see Kelly). The name was borne by various early Irish saints, including the leader of a 7th-century mission to Franconia and Thuringia, hence the popularity of the personal name Kilian in medieval central Europe.

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

Similar surnames: Killen, Hillen, Millen, Ellen, Gillen, Kneen, Tilley, Killey, Kallen

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Killeen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Killeen name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Killeen. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Italy


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Killeen Family Origin

Where is the Killeen family from?

Killeen Family Occupations

What did your Killeen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Killeen. A less common occupation for the Killeen family was Carpenter. The most common Killeen occupation in the USA was Laborer. 17% of Killeen's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Killeen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Killeen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Killeen 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Killeen. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Killeen. For the veterans among your Killeen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Killeen Life Expectancy

What is the average Killeen lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Killeen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Killeen in 1945 was 30, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Killeen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Killeen 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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