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Kelm Family History

Kelm Name Meaning
Germanized form of Polish Chelm ‘peak’, ‘hill’, a topographic name for someone who lived by a hill with a pointed summit, or habitational name from a city in eastern Poland or any of various other places named with this word.

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

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17,221 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,525 Military Records
1,763 Immigration Records
10,492 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Kelm Families

  • Number of Kelm families
     21 - 40
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kelm families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Kelm families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Kelm census records

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Kelm Family Origin

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Kelm Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Kelm

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Kelm Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Kelm census records

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Kelm Civil War Service Records

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