Killey Family History

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Killey Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of Irish Kiley (see Kiely) or Swiss Kille(r), variants of Kilian or derivatives of the Germanic personal name Gelther (cognate with modern (ver)gelten ‘to repay’).

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


Similar surnames: Cilley, Dilley, Tilley, Gilley, Kille, Gulley, Kirley, Willey, Gille

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Killey Family Origin

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Killey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Blacksmith

    3%
  • Farming

    3%
  • Keeping House

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Killey family was Keeping House. Farmer, Blacksmith and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Killey. The most common Killey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Killey's were Farmers.

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Killey Historical Records

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Killey Life Expectancy

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