Kelso Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Kelso on the river Tweed in Roxburghshire, perhaps so named from Old English cealc ‘chalk’ + hoh ‘ridge’, ‘spur’.

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


Similar surnames: Kellow, Elson, Kello, Kelson, Keto, Kelty, Kelsoe, Bello, Mello

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Kelso Family Origin

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Kelso Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Grocer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Kelso family was Grocer. The most common Kelso occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Kelso's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kelso.

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Kelso Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Kelso life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Kelso in 1941 was 66, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kelso

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