Kells Family History

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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

What did your Kells ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Kells. 8% of Kells men worked as a Builders Labourer and 45% of Kells women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kells were Air Ministry Warder and Hotel Chambermaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer Labourer
  • Postman
  • Air Ministry Warder

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Shorthand Typist
  • Domestic Duties
  • Hotel Chambermaid

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kells Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Kells. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kells 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kells. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kells. For the veterans among your Kells ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kells Life Expectancy

What is the average Kells lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kells

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kells 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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