Kelter Family History

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Kelter Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German kelter, kalter ‘wine press’ (Latin calcatura), hence a topographic name or a metonymic occupational name for a vintner or the overseer of a wine press.

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

Similar surnames: Kalter, Kolter, Keller, Keltner, Ketter, Kelner, Kelder, Belter

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Kelter Family Origin

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Kelter Family Occupations

What did your Kelter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kelter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Kelter's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kelter. A less common occupation for the Kelter family was Button Hole Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Button Hole Maker


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

Kelter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kelter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kelter 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 600 immigration records available for the last name Kelter. 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 825 military records available for the last name Kelter. For the veterans among your Kelter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kelter Life Expectancy

What is the average Kelter lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Kelter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Kelter in 1947 was 72, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kelter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kelter 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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