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Kehs Family History

Kehs Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Käse (see Kase ) a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of cheese more often Americanized as Case .

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


Similar surnames: Kuhs, Kees, Kehl, Kehm, Rehm, Deas, Kell, Keas, Kehr, Kes

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Where is the Kehs family from?

You can see how Kehs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kehs family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Kehs families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2 Kehs families living in Lancashire. This was about 67% of all the recorded Kehs's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Kehs families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kehs surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kehs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kehs. 31% of Kehs men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Kehs women worked as a Stenographer. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Proprietor
    14%
  • Labor
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kehs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kehs census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 94 immigration records available for the last name Kehs. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 276 military records available for the last name Kehs. For the veterans among your Kehs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kehs lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kehs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Kehs in 1962 was 61, and 79 in 2004.

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