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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?




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


Domestic Servant






House Servant


Common Male occupations for Keiths in 1921


Farm Servant


Farm Hands




Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


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