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Kellison Family History

Kellison Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic based on Kelly as a personal name.

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


Similar surnames: Kellis, Callison, Allison, Mollison, Willison, Elliston, Kelson

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Where is the Kellison family from?

You can see how Kellison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kellison family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kellison families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Kellison family living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Kellison's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Kellison families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kellison surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kellison ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kellison. 36% of Kellison men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Kellison women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kellison were Carpenter and Clerk.

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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
    36%
  • Farmer
    29%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    25%
  • House Work
    19%
  • Waitress
    19%
  • Clerk
    13%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kellison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kellison 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 149 immigration records available for the last name Kellison. 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 Kellison. For the veterans among your Kellison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kellison lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kellison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kellison in 1955 was 60, and 69 in 2004.

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