Kelson Family History

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Kelson Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Keyle, of uncertain origin. Probably in some cases of Scandinavian origin, an Americanized form of a patronymic from the Old Norse personal name Ketill meaning ‘kettle’, ‘helmet’ (see for example Ketelsen).

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

Similar surnames: Belson, Melson, Elson, Nelson, Benson, Person, Askelson, Okeson

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Kelson Family Origin

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Kelson Family Occupations

What did your Kelson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kelson occupation in the UK was Tailor. 5% of Kelson's were Tailors. A less common occupation for the Kelson family was Licensed Victualler. Tailor, Farmer and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kelson.

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  • Tailor

  • Farmer

  • Laundress

  • Licensed Victualler


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kelson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kelson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Kelson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kelson 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 Kelson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kelson. For the veterans among your Kelson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kelson Life Expectancy

What is the average Kelson lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kelson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kelson in 1944 was 29, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kelson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kelson 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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