Kellow Family History

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Kellow Name Meaning

Cornish: habitational name from a minor place named Kellow, from Cornish kellow, plural of kelli ‘wood’, ‘grove’. English: habitational name from Kelloe in Durham, named from Old English celf ‘calf’ + hlaw ‘hill’. Scottish: from the lands of Kelloe in Berwickshire, or in some cases possibly a variant of Kellogg.

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

Similar surnames: Callow, Kello, Pellow, Mello, Bellow, Kelso, Kellogg, Mellor, Mellon

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Kellow Family Origin

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Kellow Family Occupations

What did your Kellow ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kellow occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Kellow's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Kellow family was Dressmaker. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kellow.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Mason

  • Dressmaker


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

Kellow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Kellow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kellow 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 Kellow. 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 Kellow. For the veterans among your Kellow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kellow Life Expectancy

What is the average Kellow lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Kellow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Kellow in 1950 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kellow 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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