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Keltner Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a vintner or the overseer of a wine press from Kelter + the agent suffix -(n)er.

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


Similar surnames: Kelter, Kellner, Kalter, Kelner, Zeltner, Kerzner, Kettner, Kelker

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Where is the Keltner family from?

You can see how Keltner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keltner family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Keltner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Keltner families living in Tennessee. This was about 25% of all the recorded Keltner's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Keltner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keltner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keltner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Keltner. 25% of Keltner men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Keltner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keltner were Farming and Waitress. .

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Waitress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Keltner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keltner 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 253 immigration records available for the last name Keltner. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Keltner. For the veterans among your Keltner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keltner lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Keltner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Keltner in 1954 was 41, and 79 in 2004.

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