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Kaelber Name Meaning

occupational name for someone who raised calves, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kalp ‘calf’. topographic name for someone who lived by the Kalbe river in the Harz mountains.

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


Similar surnames: Kelber, Kolber, Kleiber, Felber, Kelker, Kamler, Kaeser, Kamber

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Where is the Kaelber family from?

You can see how Kaelber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kaelber family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Kaelber families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Kaelber families living in Illinois. This was about 29% of all the recorded Kaelber's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kaelber families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kaelber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kaelber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kaelber. 35% of Kaelber men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Kaelber women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kaelber were Jeweler and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    35%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Jeweler
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    60%
  • Housekeeper
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kaelber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kaelber census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 335 immigration records available for the last name Kaelber. 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 Cards

There are 187 military records available for the last name Kaelber. For the veterans among your Kaelber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kaelber lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kaelber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kaelber in 1955 was 28, and 43 in 2004.

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