Ketelsen Family History

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Ketelsen Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from a personal name derived from Old Norse Ketill, from ketill ‘kettle’, ‘cauldron’.

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

Similar surnames: Kettle, Petersen, Nielsen, Karlsen, Kelson, Kettleson, Bertelsen

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Ketelsen Family Origin

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Ketelsen Family Occupations

What did your Ketelsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Capitalist were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ketelsen. The most common Ketelsen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Ketelsen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Capitalist


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Ketelsen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ketelsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ketelsen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ketelsen. 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 567 military records available for the last name Ketelsen. For the veterans among your Ketelsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ketelsen Life Expectancy

What is the average Ketelsen lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Ketelsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Ketelsen in 1948 was 48, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ketelsen 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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