Kelder Family History

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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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Kelder Family Origin

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Kelder Family Occupations

What did your Kelder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kelder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Kelder's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kelder. A less common occupation for the Kelder family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Grocer

  • Carpenter


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

Kelder Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Kelder Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kelder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kelder 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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