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Kelton Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the village of Kelton in the parish of the same name in Kirkcudbrightshire.

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


Similar surnames: Yelton, Felton, Belton, Keeton, Kenton, Pelton, Elton, Helton, Melton

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Kelton Family Origin

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Kelton Family Occupations

What did your Kelton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kelton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Kelton's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kelton. A less common occupation for the Kelton family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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

Kelton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kelton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kelton 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kelton. 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 Kelton. For the veterans among your Kelton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kelton Life Expectancy

What is the average Kelton lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kelton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Kelton in 1944 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kelton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kelton 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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