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Kells Family History

Kells Name Meaning
Scottish and Irish: from Old Norse kaetil ‘cauldron’; in Scotland of topographic origin.

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

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14,511 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,164 Military Records
2,230 Immigration Records
18,130 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Kells Families

  • Number of Kells families
     52 - 101
     18 - 51
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kells families
     22 - 42
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Kells families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Kells census records

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Kells Family Origin

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Kells Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Kells

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Kells Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Kells census records

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Kells Civil War Service Records

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