Keeley Family History

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Keeley Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caollaidhe ‘descendant of Caollaidhe’, a personal name based on caol ‘slender’, ‘graceful’. English: variant of Keighley. Americanized spelling of German Kühle, variant of Kühl (see Kuhl) or of Kühling (see Keeling).

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

Similar surnames: Kealey, Keeler, Kenley, Kerley, Kielty, Deeley, Feeley, Seeley

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Keeley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Keeley name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Keeley Family Origin

Where is the Keeley family from?

Keeley Family Occupations

What did your Keeley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Blacksmith, Going To School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keeley. The most common Keeley occupation in Canada was Blacksmith. 13% of Keeley's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Keeley family was Black Smith.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Going To School

  • Labourer

  • Black Smith


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

Keeley Historical Records

What Keeley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 59,000 census records available for the last name Keeley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keeley 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Keeley. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Keeley. For the veterans among your Keeley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Keeley Life Expectancy

What is the average Keeley lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Keeley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Keeley in 1940 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keeley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keeley 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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