Kelter Family History

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Kelter Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German kelter, kalter ‘wine press’ (Latin calcatura), hence a topographic name or a metonymic occupational name for a vintner or the overseer of a wine press.

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

Similar surnames: Kalter, Kolter, Keller, Keltner, Ketter, Kelner, Kelder, Belter

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Kelter Family Origin

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Kelter Family Occupations

What did your Kelter ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Ladies Tailor Presser and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Kelter. 16% of Kelter men worked as a Ladies Tailor Presser and 30% of Kelter women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kelter were Brick tile Maker and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Ladies Tailor Presser
  • American Carman
  • Borman
  • Brick tile Maker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Service
  • Household Duties (unpaid)
  • Private Means

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

Kelter Historical Records

What Kelter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kelter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kelter 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 600 immigration records available for the last name Kelter. 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 825 military records available for the last name Kelter. For the veterans among your Kelter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kelter Life Expectancy

What is the average Kelter lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Kelter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Kelter in 1947 was 72, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kelter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kelter 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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