Keel Family History

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Keel Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Keele in Staffordshire, named from Old English c¯ ‘cows’ + hyll ‘hill’, or from East and West Keal in Lincolnshire, which are named from Old Norse kjolr ‘ridge’. Irish: reduced form of McKeel. Swiss German: probably a variant of Kehl 2. Americanized spelling of German Kühl (see Kuhl) or Kiehl, Kiel (see Kiel).

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

Similar surnames: Kiel, Keen, Keep, Keal, Kehl, Kees, Deel, Teel, Peel, Seel

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Keel Family Origin

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Keel Family Occupations

What did your Keel ancestors do for a living?

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Bookkeeper

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

Keel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Keel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keel 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Keel. 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 Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Keel. For the veterans among your Keel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Keel Life Expectancy

What is the average Keel lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Keel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Keel in 1946 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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