Kelp Family History

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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

What did your Kelp ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Shoemaker

  • Boatman

  • Cabinet Maker


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

Kelp Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Kelp Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kelp

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kelp 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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