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Keesey Family History

Keesey Surname Meaning

Americanized form of German Giese . Compare Geesey .

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


Similar surnames: Keesee, Geesey, Keeney, Kelsey, Keeley, Kasey, Kees, Beese, Keeter

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Where is the Keesey family from?

You can see how Keesey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keesey family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Keesey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Keesey families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 64% of all the recorded Keesey's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Keesey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keesey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keesey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Keesey. 25% of Keesey men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Keesey women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keesey were Clerk and Cook. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    13%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Cook
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Keesey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keesey 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 336 immigration records available for the last name Keesey. 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 Keesey. For the veterans among your Keesey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keesey lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Keesey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Keesey in 1949 was 45, and 80 in 2004.

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