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Kelsey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from North or South Kelsey in Lincolnshire, so named from Ceol, an Old English personal name, or alternatively from an unattested Old Scandinavian word, kæl ‘wedge-shaped piece of land’, + eg ‘island’, ‘area of dry land in a marsh’. Possibly also an Americanized form of German Gelzer.

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


Similar surnames: Kersey, Akeley, Kimsey, Elsey, Hessey, Vessey, Keeley, Keesey, Kellen

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Kelsey Family Origin

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Kelsey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    8%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Kelsey family was Carpenter. The most common Kelsey occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Kelsey's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kelsey.

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