Kelber Family History

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Kelber Name Meaning

shortened form of Kelberer, occupational name for someone who reared calves, from Middle High German kalb, kalp (plural kelber) + the agent suffix -er. habitational name for someone from a place called Kelbra on the Unstrut river.

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


Similar surnames: Kaelber, Helber, Kolber, Felber, Keller, Kelker, Kelter, Melber

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Kelber Family Origin

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Kelber Family Occupations

What did your Kelber ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kelber family was Boarder. The most common Kelber occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Kelber's were Farmers. Farmer, Tailor and Basquet Factory were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kelber.

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Tailor

    13%
  • Basquet Factory

    7%
  • Boarder

    7%

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

Kelber Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kelber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kelber 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 Kelber. 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 Kelber. For the veterans among your Kelber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kelber Life Expectancy

What is the average Kelber lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kelber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Kelber in 1942 was 34, and 66 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kelber 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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