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Keller Family History

Keller Name Meaning
German: from Middle High German kellaere ‘cellarman’, ‘cellar master’ (Latin cellarius, denoting the keeper of the cella ‘store chamber’, ‘pantry’). Hence an occupational name for the overseer of the stores, accounts, or household in general in, for example, a monastery or castle. Kellers were important as trusted stewards in a great household, and in some cases were promoted to ministerial rank. The surname is widespread throughout central Europe.English: either an occupational name for a maker of caps or cauls, from Middle English kellere, or an occupational name for an executioner, from Old English cwellere.Irish: reduced form of Kelleher.Scottish: variant of Keillor.

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

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Name Distribution of Keller Families

  • Number of Keller families
     1,042 - 2,082
     348 - 1,041
     1 - 347
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Keller families
     55 - 108
     19 - 54
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Keller families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Keller Family Origin

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Keller Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Keller

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Keller Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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