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Calhoun Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Colquhoun .

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

Similar surnames: Calhoon, Kahoun, Cahoon, Caldon, Cashon, Callen, Carson, Calkin

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Where is the Calhoun family from?

You can see how Calhoun families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Calhoun family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Calhoun families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 38 Calhoun families living in New York. This was about 12% of all the recorded Calhoun's in USA. New York had the highest population of Calhoun families in 1840.
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What did your Calhoun ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Calhoun. 20% of Calhoun men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Calhoun women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Calhoun were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Calhoun. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 35,000 military records available for the last name Calhoun. For the veterans among your Calhoun ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Calhoun lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Calhoun life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Calhoun in 1940 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

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