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Kelp Family History

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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Where is the Kelp family from?

You can see how Kelp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kelp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kelp families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Kelp family living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Kelp's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Kelp families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kelp surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kelp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kelp. 24% of Kelp men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Kelp women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kelp were Laborer and Servant.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Farm Operator
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Servant
    25%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kelp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kelp census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 301 immigration records available for the last name Kelp. 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 Cards

There are 667 military records available for the last name Kelp. For the veterans among your Kelp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kelp lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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