Kellett Family History

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Kellett Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Nether or Over Kellet in Lancashire or Kelleth in Cumbria, named from Old Norse kelda ‘spring’ + hlíth ‘slope’.

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

Similar surnames: Pellett, Kennett, Ellett, Pallett, Tollett, Kellen, Wollett, Keller

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Kellett Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kellett name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kellett. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Kellett Family Origin

Where is the Kellett family from?

Kellett Family Occupations

What did your Kellett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kellett. The most common Kellett occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Kellett's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Kellett family was Labourer.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Joiner

  • Labourer


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

Kellett Historical Records

What Kellett family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 65,000 census records available for the last name Kellett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kellett 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Kellett. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Kellett. For the veterans among your Kellett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kellett Life Expectancy

What is the average Kellett lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Kellett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kellett in 1947 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kellett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kellett 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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