Calame Family History

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Calame Name Meaning

French: from a derivative of Latin calamus ‘reed’, denoting a feather pen, and hence, by metonymy, a scribe or clerk. However, the distribution of the name in North America is not compatible with normal French migration patterns, and it may be that it was brought via another country or that a different source is involved.

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


Similar surnames: Calmes, Cale, Clare, Calais, Palace, Casale, Calle, Salamy, Casal

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Calame Family Origin

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Calame Family Occupations

What did your Calame ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Calame occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Calame's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Calame family was Jeweller. Farmer, Dress Maker and Gen. Merchant Post Master were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Calame.

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  • Farmer

    53%
  • Dress Maker

    7%
  • Gen. Merchant Post Master

    7%
  • Jeweller

    7%

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

Calame Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Calame. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Calame 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Calame. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Calame. For the veterans among your Calame ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Calame Life Expectancy

What is the average Calame lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Calame life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Calame in 1963 was 84, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Calame

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Calame 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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