Kelm Family History

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Kelm Name Meaning

Germanized form of Polish Chelm ‘peak’, ‘hill’, a topographic name for someone who lived by a hill with a pointed summit, or habitational name from a city in eastern Poland or any of various other places named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Helm, Elm, Kell, Kulm, Kolm, Knell, Palm, Mele, Keim, Kalm

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Kelm Family Origin

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Kelm Family Occupations

What did your Kelm ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Kelm. 65% of Kelm men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Kelm women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kelm were Farm Laborer and Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Blacksmith
  • Bricklayer
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Housekeeper
  • Machine Hand
  • Operator

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

Kelm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Kelm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kelm 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kelm. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kelm. For the veterans among your Kelm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kelm Life Expectancy

What is the average Kelm lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Kelm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Kelm in 1949 was 48, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kelm

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kelm ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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