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Kaelin Name Meaning

South German (also Kälin): of uncertain origin. Perhaps a nickname from Swiss German chäli ‘weak old man with an unsteady gait’.

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


Similar surnames: Karlin, Kerlin, Matlin, Gamelin, Iselin, Karlen, Klein, Fallin

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Where is the Kaelin family from?

You can see how Kaelin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kaelin family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Kaelin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 27 Kaelin families living in New York. This was about 25% of all the recorded Kaelin's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Kaelin families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kaelin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kaelin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kaelin. 17% of Kaelin men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Kaelin women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kaelin were Truck Driver and Clerk.

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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

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kaelin. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kaelin. For the veterans among your Kaelin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kaelin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kaelin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Kaelin in 1944 was 33, and 70 in 2004.

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