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Callender Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English calendre c(h)alaundrer kelendrer (Old French calendrier calendreur) denoting a person who calenders cloth that is someone who passes freshly woven cloth between heavy rollers to compress the weave. Scottish: variant of Callander . In some cases possibly also an Americanized form of German Kolander .

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

Similar surnames: Callander, Calender, Allender, Challender, Lavender, Calland

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Where is the Callender family from?

You can see how Callender families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Callender family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Callender families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Callender families living in Massachusetts. This was about 23% of all the recorded Callender's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Callender families in 1840.
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What did your Callender ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Callender. 14% of Callender men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Callender women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Callender were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Callender. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Callender 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Callender. 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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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Callender. For the veterans among your Callender ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Callender lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Callender life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Callender in 1949 was 28, and 78 in 2004.

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