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Kelker Family History

Kelker Name Meaning
German: occupational name for a painter (someone who applied lime wash), from an agent derivative of Middle High German kelken ‘to whitewash’, ‘to lime’ or for a lime burner (see Kalkbrenner).

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

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2,114 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
312 Military Records
206 Immigration Records
2,450 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Kelker Families

  • Number of Kelker families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kelker families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Kelker last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Kelker census records

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Kelker Family Origin

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Kelker Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Kelker

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Kelker Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Kelker census records

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Kelker Civil War Service Records

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