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Kellen Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place so named in Rhineland (see Kell ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Sellen, Wellen, Keelen, Helle, Kell, Belle, Seelen, Kelman, Willen

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Where is the Kellen family from?

You can see how Kellen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kellen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kellen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 18 Kellen families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Kellen's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kellen families in 1911.
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What did your Kellen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Kellen. 100% of Kellen men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Kellen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kellen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kellen. 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 Kellen. For the veterans among your Kellen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kellen lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Kellen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kellen in 1940 was 62, and 63 in 2004.

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