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Origins of the Keen surname

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About the Keens

We have a total number of 69644 records for people with the last name Keen.

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Where do most Keens live?

In 1921, most Keens lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Keens

How common is your surname?

731st most common surname in the UK

We have 62,700 records for the Keen surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Keens most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Johnsons

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Keens.

What are the most common Keen first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Keens

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Keens in 1921
Dressmaker

321

Laundress

185

General Servant Domestic

173

Domestic Servant

149

General Servant

121

Common Male occupations for Keens in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

435

General Labourer

272

Bricklayer

238

Farmer

209

Farm Labourer

193

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