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Kelman Name Meaning

Scottish: according to Black, a habitational name from a place in Aberdeenshire named Kelman. English: occupational name for a maker of caps or cauls, from Middle English kelle + man. English: perhaps an occupational name for a bargeman, from Middle English kele ‘ship’, ‘barge’. Compare Keeler. Americanized spelling of German Kellman. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the male personal name Kelman, a variant of Kalman.

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


Similar surnames: Selman, Elman, Kolman, Kilman, Kalman, Helman, Belman, German

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Kelman Family Origin

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Kelman Family Occupations

What did your Kelman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Kelman. 47% of Kelman men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Kelman women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kelman were Storekeeper and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    47%
  • Labourer
    39%
  • Storekeeper
    16%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Servant
    50%
  • Housekeeper
    50%

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

Kelman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Kelman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kelman 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Kelman. 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 Kelman. For the veterans among your Kelman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kelman Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kelman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kelman in 1962 was 73, and 79 in 2004.

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