Kellen Family History

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Kellen Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place so named in Rhineland (see Kell 2).

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

Similar surnames: Sellen, Wellen, Keelen, Helle, Kell, Belle, Seelen, Kelman, Willen

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Kellen Family Origin

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Kellen Family Occupations

What did your Kellen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Auctioneer, Doorkeeper Pensioner Metropolitan Police and Engineers Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kellen. A less common occupation for the Kellen family was Lab At Chemical Wks. The most common Kellen occupation in the UK was Auctioneer. 25% of Kellen's were Auctioneers.

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  • Auctioneer

  • Doorkeeper Pensioner Metropolitan Police

  • Engineers Labourer

  • Lab At Chemical Wks


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

Kellen Historical Records

What Kellen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Kellen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kellen 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 Kellen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kellen. For the veterans among your Kellen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kellen Life Expectancy

What is the average Kellen lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Kellen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kellen in 1940 was 62, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kellen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kellen 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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