Calais Family History

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Calais Name Meaning

French: habitational name from the French port of Calais or from a minor place of the same name in Sarthe.

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

Similar surnames: Callis, Valois, Cassis, Fallis, Cales, Callais, Calame, Canas, Palaia

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Calais Family Origin

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Calais Family Occupations

What did your Calais ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Calais occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Calais's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Calais family was Manufacture Of Furniture. Farmer, Attorney and Druggist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Calais.

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  • Farmer

  • Attorney

  • Druggist

  • Manufacture Of Furniture


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Calais ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Calais Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Calais. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Calais census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 299 immigration records available for the last name Calais. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Calais. For the veterans among your Calais ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Calais Life Expectancy

What is the average Calais lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Calais life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Calais in 1959 was 34, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Calais

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Calais ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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