Kesling Family History

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Kesling Name Meaning

North German: variant of Keseling (see Kiesel 2).

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


Similar surnames: Wesling, Kelling, Kiesling, Kisling, Delling, Keeling, Keesling

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Kesling Family Origin

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Kesling Family Occupations

What did your Kesling ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kesling occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Kesling's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kesling. A less common occupation for the Kesling family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Blacksmith

    7%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%

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

Kesling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kesling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kesling census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Kesling

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Kesling. 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 Kesling. For the veterans among your Kesling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kesling Life Expectancy

What is the average Kesling lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kesling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Kesling in 1962 was 45, and 56 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kesling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kesling 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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