Keil Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German kil ‘wedge’, ‘wooden peg’, hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such pegs or for a wood chopper. Alternatively, it may be nickname for an uncouth or misshapen person (compare Keidel) or a topographic name for someone who lived on or near a wedge-shaped plot of land. Altered spelling of German Geil, nickname from Middle High German geil ‘boisterous’, ‘mischievous’, later ‘horny’.

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


Similar surnames: Kell, Reil, Beil, Feil, Kehl, Keip, Peil, Geil, Seil, Wein

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Keil Family Origin

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Keil Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Druggist

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Servant

    20%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Keil family was Servant. Farmer, Druggist and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keil. The most common Keil occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Keil's were Farmers.

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Keil Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, Keil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1960. The average life expectancy for Keil in 1947 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keil

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