Key Name Meaning

English and German: variant of Kay. Irish: reduced form of McKay.

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


Similar surnames: Kay, Ney, Rey, Dey, Vey, Fey, Kee, Ken, Mey, Akey

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Key Family Origin

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Key Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Labourer

    15%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Student

    7%

In 1881, the most common Key occupation in Canada was Farmer. 38% of Key's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Key family was Student. Farmer, Labourer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Key.

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Key Historical Records

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Key Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Key life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Key in 1943 was 30, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Key

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