Keller Family History

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Keller Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German kellaere ‘cellarman’, ‘cellar master’ (Latin cellarius, denoting the keeper of the cella ‘store chamber’, ‘pantry’). Hence an occupational name for the overseer of the stores, accounts, or household in general in, for example, a monastery or castle. Kellers were important as trusted stewards in a great household, and in some cases were promoted to ministerial rank. The surname is widespread throughout central Europe. English: either an occupational name for a maker of caps or cauls, from Middle English kellere, or an occupational name for an executioner, from Old English cwellere. Irish: reduced form of Kelleher. Scottish: variant of Keillor.

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

Similar surnames: Seller, Weller, Peller, Teller, Koller, Zeller, Feller, Kellner

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Keller Family Origin

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Keller Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Keller. 13% of Keller men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Keller women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keller were Clerk and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk

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

Keller Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 428,000 census records available for the last name Keller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keller 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 67,000 immigration records available for the last name Keller. 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 129,000 military records available for the last name Keller. For the veterans among your Keller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Keller Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Keller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Keller in 1941 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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