Kelsall Family History

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Kelsall Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Kelsall, from the Middle English personal name Kell + Old English halh ‘nook or corner of land’, or possibly from Kelshall in Hertfordshire, which is named with an Old English personal name Cylli + Old English hyll ‘hill’, or even Kelsale in Suffolk, named with an Old English personal name Cel(i) or Ceol + Old English halh.

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

Similar surnames: Halsall, Kelman, Newhall, Elwell, Bonsall, Edsall, Kendall, Kerswell

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Kelsall Family Origin

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Kelsall Family Occupations

What did your Kelsall ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Cotton Mill, Boarding House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kelsall. The most common Kelsall occupation in the USA was Cotton Mill. 14% of Kelsall's were Cotton Mills. A less common occupation for the Kelsall family was Clergyman.

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  • Cotton Mill

  • Boarding House

  • Carpenter

  • Clergyman


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Kelsall Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Kelsall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kelsall 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kelsall. 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 Kelsall. For the veterans among your Kelsall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kelsall Life Expectancy

What is the average Kelsall lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kelsall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Kelsall in 1963 was 90, and 76 in 2004.

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