Kelchner Family History

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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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Kelchner Family Origin

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Kelchner Family 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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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%

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

Kelchner Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Kelchner Life Expectancy

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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