Kelch Family History

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Kelch Name Meaning

nickname from Middle High German kelch ‘double chin’, ‘goiter’. from another meaning of Middle High German kelch ‘glass’, ‘chalice’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a chalice maker or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a chalice.

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


Similar surnames: Felch, Belch, Kell, Krech, Pech, Kirch, Delph, Welch, Bech, Pesch

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Kelch Family Origin

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Kelch Family Occupations

What did your Kelch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kelch family was Blacksmith. The most common Kelch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Kelch's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kelch.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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

Kelch Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kelch Life Expectancy

What is the average Kelch lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kelch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kelch in 1942 was 23, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kelch 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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