Kellam Family History

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Kellam Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Kelham in Nottinghamshire, so named from the dative plural of Old Norse kjolr ‘(place at) the ridges’.

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


Similar surnames: Killam, Hellem, Elam, Ballam, Dallam, Pelham, Pella, Kallay, Fullam

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Kellam Family Origin

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Kellam Family Occupations

What did your Kellam ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kellam occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Kellam's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kellam family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kellam.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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

Kellam Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kellam Life Expectancy

What is the average Kellam lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Kellam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Kellam in 1950 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kellam

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kellam 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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