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Kaylor Family History

Kaylor Name Meaning

Variant of Scottish Keillor. Americanized form of German Köhler (see Kohler).

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


Similar surnames: Caylor, Keylor, Naylor, Taylor, Baylor, Aylor, Faylor, Kapler, Kahler

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Where is the Kaylor family from?

You can see how Kaylor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kaylor family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kaylor families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Kaylor families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 27% of all the recorded Kaylor's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kaylor families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kaylor surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kaylor ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kaylor. 19% of Kaylor men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Kaylor women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kaylor were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Kaylor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kaylor 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 946 immigration records available for the last name Kaylor. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Kaylor. For the veterans among your Kaylor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kaylor lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kaylor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kaylor in 1951 was 49, and 72 in 2004.

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