Kell Family History

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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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In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kell. 19% of Kell men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Kell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kell were Carpenter and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Kell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kell 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Kell. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Kell. For the veterans among your Kell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kell Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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