Kaelin Family History

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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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Kaelin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kaelin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kaelin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Kaelin Family Origin

Where is the Kaelin family from?

Kaelin Family Occupations

What did your Kaelin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kaelin family was Farm Laborer. The most common Kaelin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Kaelin's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kaelin.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Barber

  • Farm Laborer


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

Kaelin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kaelin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kaelin 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 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 Card

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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Kaelin Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kaelin 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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