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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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Farming

    50%

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

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Cal Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1958 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cal

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