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Kildow Surname Meaning

Americanized form of German Kildau: unexplained. Possibly also Irish: variant of Kilduff .

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


Similar surnames: Kilday, Kilroy, Muldrow, Bilow, Dillow, Pillow, Waldow, Kilmon, Kilgo

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Where is the Kildow family from?

You can see how Kildow families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kildow family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kildow families were found in and USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 7 Kildow families living in London. This was about 70% of all the recorded Kildow's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Kildow families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kildow surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kildow ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kildow. 28% of Kildow men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Kildow women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kildow were Salesman and Seamstress. .

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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
    28%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Seamstress
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kildow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kildow 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 62 immigration records available for the last name Kildow. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kildow. For the veterans among your Kildow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kildow lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kildow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Kildow in 1954 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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