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Chelius Name Meaning

German: humanistic name adopted in the early 16th century by Pankratius Chelius, Lutheran pastor of Oberwiddersheim, Hesse. His original German name was Kiste, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of chests or boxes.

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


Similar surnames: Sheline, Melis, Chevis, Heiss, Helmus, Crecelius, Melius, Cornelius

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Chelius Family Origin

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Chelius Family Occupations

What did your Chelius ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Brickmaker, Cashier Beer Parlor and Drives Truck were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chelius. The most common Chelius occupation in the USA was Brickmaker. 13% of Chelius's were Brickmakers. A less common occupation for the Chelius family was Farmer.

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  • Brickmaker

    13%
  • Cashier Beer Parlor

    13%
  • Drives Truck

    13%
  • Farmer

    13%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chelius ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Chelius Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Chelius. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chelius census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Chelius. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Chelius. For the veterans among your Chelius ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chelius Life Expectancy

What is the average Chelius lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Chelius life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Chelius in 1962 was 70, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chelius

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chelius ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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