Keys Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant spelling of Keyes.

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


Similar surnames: Heys, Keyt, Keyes, Key, Keays, Kees, Kean, Boys, Keal, Mews

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Keys Family Origin

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Keys Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Going To School

    5%
  • Servant

    5%

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

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Keys Historical Records

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Keys Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Keys life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1942. The average life expectancy for Keys in 1942 was 100, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keys

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