O'keefe Family History

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O'keefe Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caoimh ‘descendant of Caomh’, a personal name based on caomh ‘gentle’.

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


Similar surnames: O'kane, O'kelley, O'regan, O'berry, O'dea, O'kelly, O'keeffe, Keefe

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O'keefe Family Origin

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O'keefe Family Occupations

What did your O'keefe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by O'keefe. The most common O'keefe occupation in the USA was Laborer. 14% of O'keefe's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the O'keefe family was Carpenter.

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  • Laborer

    14%
  • Farmer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

O'keefe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name O'keefe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, O'keefe 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 642 immigration records available for the last name O'keefe. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name O'keefe. For the veterans among your O'keefe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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O'keefe Life Expectancy

What is the average O'keefe lifespan?

Between 1991 and 2004, in the United States, O'keefe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for O'keefe in 1991 was 78, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for O'keefe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your O'keefe 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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