Killey Family History

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Killey Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of Irish Kiley (see Kiely) or Swiss Kille(r), variants of Kilian or derivatives of the Germanic personal name Gelther (cognate with modern (ver)gelten ‘to repay’).

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

Similar surnames: Cilley, Dilley, Tilley, Gilley, Kille, Gulley, Kirley, Willey, Gille

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Killey Family Origin

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Killey Family Occupations

What did your Killey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Killey occupation in Canada was Teacher. 18% of Killey's were Teachers. Teacher, Farmer and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Killey. A less common occupation for the Killey family was Hunter.

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  • Teacher

  • Farmer

  • Fisherman

  • Hunter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Killey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Killey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Killey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Killey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Killey. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Killey. For the veterans among your Killey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Killey Life Expectancy

What is the average Killey lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Killey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Killey in 1961 was 63, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Killey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Killey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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