Kelm Name Meaning

Germanized form of Polish Chelm ‘peak’, ‘hill’, a topographic name for someone who lived by a hill with a pointed summit, or habitational name from a city in eastern Poland or any of various other places named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Helm, Elm, Kell, Kulm, Kolm, Knell, Palm, Mele, Keim, Kalm

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Kelm Family Origin

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Kelm Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Coppersmith

    4%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kelm family was Coppersmith. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kelm. The most common Kelm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Kelm's were Farmers.

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Kelm Historical Records

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Kelm Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Kelm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Kelm in 1949 was 48, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kelm

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