Kelp Family History

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Kelp Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): possibly a metonymic occupational name for someone who collected and burnt kelp (seaweed) for use in soap and glass making, Middle English culp(e).

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

Similar surnames: Kemp, Keep, Kalp, Kell, Delp, Delph, Knell, Kamp, Kalb, Fulp

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Kelp Family Origin

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Kelp Family Occupations

What did your Kelp ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer (retired) and Housewife Unpaid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Kelp. 34% of Kelp men worked as a Bricklayer (retired) and 40% of Kelp women worked as a Housewife Unpaid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kelp were Grocery Assistant and Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer (retired)
  • General Labourer
  • Grocery Assistant

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Housewife Unpaid
  • Daily House Maid
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Kelp Historical Records

What Kelp family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kelp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kelp 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 301 immigration records available for the last name Kelp. 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 667 military records available for the last name Kelp. For the veterans among your Kelp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kelp Life Expectancy

What is the average Kelp lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kelp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Kelp in 1958 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kelp

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kelp 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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