Keller Family History

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Keller Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German kellaere ‘cellarman’, ‘cellar master’ (Latin cellarius, denoting the keeper of the cella ‘store chamber’, ‘pantry’). Hence an occupational name for the overseer of the stores, accounts, or household in general in, for example, a monastery or castle. Kellers were important as trusted stewards in a great household, and in some cases were promoted to ministerial rank. The surname is widespread throughout central Europe. English: either an occupational name for a maker of caps or cauls, from Middle English kellere, or an occupational name for an executioner, from Old English cwellere. Irish: reduced form of Kelleher. Scottish: variant of Keillor.

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

Similar surnames: Seller, Weller, Peller, Teller, Koller, Zeller, Feller, Kellner

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Keller Family Origin

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Keller Family Occupations

What did your Keller ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Keller occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Keller's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Keller family was Greengrocer. Coal Miner, Boot Blocker and Glass Engraver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keller.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Boot Blocker

  • Glass Engraver

  • Greengrocer


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

Keller Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 428,000 census records available for the last name Keller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keller 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 67,000 immigration records available for the last name Keller. 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 129,000 military records available for the last name Keller. For the veterans among your Keller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Keller Life Expectancy

What is the average Keller lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Keller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Keller in 1941 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keller 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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