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Keeney Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Keaney . Americanized form of Swiss German Kühni Kühne (see Kuehn ) or German Kiene or Kiener .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Keene, Keeley, Keeny, Kerley, Keesey, Keenen, Kuney, Heeney, Keener

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Where is the Keeney family from?

You can see how Keeney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keeney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keeney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 11 Keeney families living in Quebec. This was about 55% of all the recorded Keeney's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Keeney families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keeney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keeney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Keeney. 100% of Keeney men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Keeney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keeney 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 Keeney. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Keeney. For the veterans among your Keeney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keeney lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Keeney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Keeney in 1944 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

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