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Origins of the Keith surname

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About the Keiths

We have a total number of 36992 records for people with the last name Keith.

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Where do most Keiths live?

In 1921, most Keiths lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Keiths

How common is your surname?

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

We have 24,900 records for the Keith surname. The oldest one dates back to 1100.

Who were Keiths most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Keiths.

What are the most common Keith first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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

Common jobs for Keiths

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

Common Female occupations for Keiths in 1921
Dressmaker

140

Domestic Servant

116

F S

102

Housekeeper

79

House Servant

69

Common Male occupations for Keiths in 1921
Farmer

187

Farm Servant

136

Farm Hands

135

Tailor

95

Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers

91

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