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Kelchner Family History

Kelchner Name Meaning

German: occupational name or habitational name, from a derivative of Middle High German kelch ‘chalice’ (see Kelch 2).

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


Similar surnames: Kirchner, Keicher, Rechner, Belschner, Zeichner, Lechner, Karchner

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Where is the Kelchner family from?

You can see how Kelchner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kelchner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kelchner families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Kelchner families living in Ontario. This was about 83% of all the recorded Kelchner's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kelchner families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kelchner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kelchner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kelchner. 21% of Kelchner men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Kelchner women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kelchner were Salesman and New Worker.

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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
    21%
  • Machinist
    12%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Looper
    10%
  • New Worker
    7%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kelchner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kelchner 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 274 immigration records available for the last name Kelchner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kelchner. For the veterans among your Kelchner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kelchner lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kelchner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kelchner in 1951 was 62, and 69 in 2004.

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