Kell Name Meaning

from Middle High, Middle Low German kelle ‘trowel’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of such tools. habitational name from any of the places, especially in Rhineland, named Kell, from Middle Low German kel (a field name denoting swampy land), or from kelle ‘steep path’, ‘ravine’ (see Kelle).

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


Similar surnames: Keil, Bell, Dell, Kehl, Pell, Knell, Tell, Fell, Ell, Hell

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Kell Family Origin

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Kell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kell family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kell. The most common Kell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Kell's were Farmers.

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Kell Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Kell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kell in 1940 was 67, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kell

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