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Kelder Family History

Kelder Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch kelder ‘cellar’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of a cellar, especially a wine cellar, or a waiter in one. Compare Kellner.

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

Similar surnames: Keller, Helder, Kelter, Gelder, Kelner, Kender, Kelker, Kelber

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Where is the Kelder family from?

You can see how Kelder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kelder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kelder families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Kelder families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Kelder's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Kelder families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kelder surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kelder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kelder. 14% of Kelder men worked as a Salesman and 24% of Kelder women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kelder were Clerk and Attendant.

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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

  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Nurse
  • Attendant
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kelder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kelder 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 957 immigration records available for the last name Kelder. 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 474 military records available for the last name Kelder. For the veterans among your Kelder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kelder lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kelder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kelder in 1960 was 57, and 89 in 2004.

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