Kells Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: from Old Norse kaetil ‘cauldron’; in Scotland of topographic origin.

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


Similar surnames: Kellis, Helle, Keel, Knell, Kello, Kelle, Kellas, Wells, Mells, Kelly

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Kells Family Origin

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Kells Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    15%
  • A... Letter Carrier & Stamp Maker (CSM)

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Boot & Shoe Warehouseman

    5%

In 1881, the most common Kells occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 15% of Kells's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, A... Letter Carrier & Stamp Maker (CSM) and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kells. A less common occupation for the Kells family was Boot & Shoe Warehouseman.

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Kells Historical Records

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Kells Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Kells life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Kells in 1944 was 26, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kells

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