Kelp Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): possibly a metonymic occupational name for someone who collected and burnt kelp (seaweed) for use in soap and glass making, Middle English culp(e).

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


Similar surnames: Kemp, Keep, Kalp, Kell, Delp, Delph, Knell, Kamp, Kalb, Fulp

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Kelp Family Origin

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Kelp Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Shoemaker

    15%
  • Boatman

    8%
  • Cabinet Maker

    8%

In 1880, Farmer, Shoemaker and Boatman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kelp. The most common Kelp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Kelp's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kelp family was Cabinet Maker.

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Kelp Historical Records

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Kelp Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1958 and 2004, Kelp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Kelp in 1958 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kelp

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