Keith Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Keith in East Lothian. In the 17th century numerous bearers of this name settled in Ulster. German: nickname from Middle High German kit ‘sprout’, ‘offspring’.

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


Similar surnames: Weith, Reith, Leith, Beitz, Keil, Ketz, Meth, Keitel, Leite, Seith

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Keith Family Origin

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Keith Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Going To School

    9%
  • Farmer Son

    7%
  • Farmers Son

    3%

In 1881, the most common Keith occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Keith's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Keith family was Farmers Son. Farmer, Going To School and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keith.

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Keith Historical Records

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Keith Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Keith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Keith in 1940 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keith

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