Kellam Family History

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Kellam Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Kelham in Nottinghamshire, so named from the dative plural of Old Norse kjolr ‘(place at) the ridges’.

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


Similar surnames: Killam, Hellem, Elam, Ballam, Dallam, Pelham, Pella, Kallay, Fullam

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Kellam Family Origin

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Kellam Family Occupations

What did your Kellam ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Kellam. 5% of Kellam men worked as a Builders Labourer and 53% of Kellam women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kellam were Advertising Manager Retired and Housemaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
    5%
  • Dairy Farmer
    3%
  • Abrasive Wheel Turner (heavy Wk)
    2%
  • Advertising Manager Retired
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    53%
  • Cook
    3%
  • House Wife
    2%
  • Housemaid
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kellam Historical Records

What Kellam family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Kellam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kellam 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 Kellam. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Kellam. For the veterans among your Kellam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kellam Life Expectancy

What is the average Kellam lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Kellam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Kellam in 1950 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kellam

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kellam 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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