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Kettel Name Meaning

North German: variant of Kessel . English (Surrey and Kent): variant of Kettle .

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


Similar surnames: Kettell, Kestel, Keitel, Kittel, Ketter, Kettle, Gettel, Vettel

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Where is the Kettel family from?

You can see how Kettel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kettel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Kettel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 23 Kettel families living in Wisconsin. This was about 27% of all the recorded Kettel's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Kettel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kettel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kettel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farming and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kettel. 14% of Kettel men worked as a Farming and 50% of Kettel women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kettel were Farmer and Typist. .

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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

  • Farming
    14%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Helper
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    50%
  • Typist
    50%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kettel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kettel 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 459 immigration records available for the last name Kettel. 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 506 military records available for the last name Kettel. For the veterans among your Kettel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kettel lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Kettel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kettel in 1956 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

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