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Keller Name Meaning

German and Danish: from Middle High German kellaere ‘cellarman cellar master’ (from Latin cellarius denoting the keeper of the cella ‘store chamber pantry’). Hence an occupational name for the overseer of the stores accounts or household in general in for example a monastery or castle. Kellers were important as trusted stewards in a great household and in some cases were promoted to ministerial rank. This form of the surname is also established in many other parts of Europe e.g. in France (Alsace and Lorraine) Russia Hungary the Netherlands Poland Czechia and Croatia. English: occupational name from Middle English keller ‘maker of cauls or kells (women's close-fitting caps or headdresses)’ a derivative of Middle English calle kelle. Irish: variant of Kelleher .

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

Similar surnames: Seller, Weller, Peller, Teller, Koller, Zeller, Feller, Kellner

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Where is the Keller family from?

You can see how Keller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keller families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 108 Keller families living in London. This was about 25% of all the recorded Keller's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Keller families in 1891.
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What did your Keller ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Tailor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Keller. 13% of Keller men worked as a Tailor and 73% of Keller women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keller were General Labourer and Cook. .

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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 1939

  • Tailor
  • Chef
  • Bricklayer
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Private Means
  • Cook
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There are 428,000 census records available for the last name Keller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keller 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 67,000 immigration records available for the last name Keller. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 129,000 military records available for the last name Keller. For the veterans among your Keller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keller lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Keller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Keller in 1941 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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