Cal Name Meaning

Spanish: topographic name for someone who lived by an area of limestone, from cal ‘lime(stone)’ (from Late Latin cals, Latin calx). Spanish: variant of Calle. Portuguese: reduced variant of Canal. Polish (Ca{l-}): nickname from an Old Polish variant of ca{l-}y ‘whole’, ‘entire’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Cap, Cala, Gal, Call, Cail, Cale, Can, Casal, Calk, Car

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Cal Family Origin

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Cal Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Cal occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Cal's were Farmers. Farmer and Farming were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Cal.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Farming

    50%

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Cal Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Cal Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Cal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cal in 1958 was 47, and 92 in 2004.

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