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Keary Family History

Keary Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ciardha (from a personal name based on ciar ‘black’), now generally Anglicized as Carey.

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


Similar surnames: Keady, Geary, Beary, Neary, Merry, Terry, Kearn, Leary, Kary, Lear

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Where is the Keary family from?

You can see how Keary families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keary family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keary families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 14 Keary families living in Ontario. This was about 35% of all the recorded Keary's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Keary families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keary surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keary ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Keary. 67% of Keary men worked as a Labourer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
    67%
  • Farmer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Keary. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keary census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Keary. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Keary. For the veterans among your Keary ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keary lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Keary life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Keary in 1952 was 26, and 88 in 2004.

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