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Kelso Family History

Kelso Name Meaning
Scottish: habitational name from Kelso on the river Tweed in Roxburghshire, perhaps so named from Old English cealc ‘chalk’ + hoh ‘ridge’, ‘spur’.

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

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8,416 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Kelso Families

  • Number of Kelso families
     60 - 118
     21 - 59
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kelso families
     18 - 33
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Kelso families
     118 - 234
     40 - 117
     1 - 39
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Kelso Family Origin

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Kelso Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Kelso

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Kelso Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Kelso Civil War Service Records

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