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Kielman Name Meaning

German (Kielmann): variant of Kiel 1, with the addition of -man(n) ‘man’. German (Kielmann): possibly a variant of Kilian. Swedish: ornamental name from the place-name element kil- ‘wedge’ + man ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Kilman, Kelman, Wierman, Kallman, Zillman, Killman, Kellman, Kolman

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Where is the Kielman family from?

You can see how Kielman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kielman family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Kielman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Kielman families living in Missouri. This was about 54% of all the recorded Kielman's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Kielman families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kielman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kielman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kielman. 22% of Kielman men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Kielman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kielman were Machinist and Clerk. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmwork
    10%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Winder
    19%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Clerk
    13%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kielman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kielman 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 304 immigration records available for the last name Kielman. 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 256 military records available for the last name Kielman. For the veterans among your Kielman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kielman lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kielman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kielman in 1958 was 80, and 51 in 2004.

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