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Kalbach Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of various places called for a stream named as ‘the cold stream’ (from kalt) or the ‘bleak stream’ (from kahl ‘bleak’) + Bach ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Kalmbach, Halbach, Albach, Laubach, Balbach, Wolbach, Marbach

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Where is the Kalbach family from?

You can see how Kalbach families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kalbach family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kalbach families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Kalbach families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Kalbach's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kalbach families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kalbach surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kalbach ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kalbach. 33% of Kalbach men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Kalbach women worked as a House Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kalbach were Farmer and Looper. .

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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
    33%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Knitter
    8%
  • Farmer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • House Work
    19%
  • Manager
    19%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Looper
    13%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kalbach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kalbach 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 338 immigration records available for the last name Kalbach. 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 738 military records available for the last name Kalbach. For the veterans among your Kalbach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kalbach lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kalbach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Kalbach in 1944 was 30, and 83 in 2004.

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