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Kelman Family History

Kelman Name Meaning
Scottish: according to Black, a habitational name from a place in Aberdeenshire named Kelman.English: occupational name for a maker of caps or cauls, from Middle English kelle + man.English: perhaps an occupational name for a bargeman, from Middle English kele ‘ship’, ‘barge’. Compare Keeler.Americanized spelling of German Kellman.Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the male personal name Kelman, a variant of Kalman.

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

49,636 Historical Documents with Kelman on Ancestry.com
13,319 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,275 Military Records
3,587 Immigration Records
12,422 Census and Voter Lists
19,033 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Kelman Families

  • Number of Kelman families
     18 - 33
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kelman families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Kelman families
     100 - 197
     34 - 99
     1 - 33
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Kelman Family Origin

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Kelman Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Kelman

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Kelman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Kelman Civil War Service Records

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