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Origins of the Keenan surname

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About the Keenans

We have a total number of 49154 records for people with the last name Keenan.

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Where do most Keenans live?

In 1921, most Keenans lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Keenans

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 19,800 records for the Keenan surname. The oldest one dates back to 1820.

Who were Keenans most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Murphys

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Keenans.

What are the most common Keenan first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Keenan family members

Common jobs for Keenans

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

Common Female occupations for Keenans in 1921
Dressmaker

69

Domestic Servant

56

Housekeeper

54

House Keeper

52

Tailoress

50

Common Male occupations for Keenans in 1921
Coal Miner

203

General Labourer

149

Dock Labourer

99

Coal Miner Hewer

62

Tailor

48

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