Keeling Family History

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Keeling Name Meaning

Irish: see Keeley. English: nickname from Middle English keling ‘young codfish’. Americanized spelling of German Kühling, a patronymic from Colo, probably a short form of an old personal name meaning ‘helmet’.

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

Similar surnames: Teeling, Peeling, Emling, Helling, Welling, Keesling, Deering

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Keeling Family Origin

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Keeling Family Occupations

What did your Keeling ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Book Keeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Keeling. 26% of Keeling men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Keeling women worked as a Book Keeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keeling were Labourer and Lodger Keeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Engineer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Book Keeper
  • Cutter
  • Income
  • Lodger Keeper

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

Keeling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 68,000 census records available for the last name Keeling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keeling 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Keeling. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Keeling. For the veterans among your Keeling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Keeling Life Expectancy

What is the average Keeling lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Keeling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Keeling in 1942 was 31, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keeling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keeling 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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