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Calamia Name Meaning

Southern Italian (Sicily): topographic name from medieval Greek kalamia, plural of kalamos ‘reed’. Reeds were used for wattling and thatching.

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


Similar surnames: Lamia, Calia, Camarda, Calabria, Lalama, Catania, Badami, Camisa

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Where is the Calamia family from?

You can see how Calamia families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Calamia family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Calamia families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 11 Calamia families living in New York. This was about 20% of all the recorded Calamia's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Calamia families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Calamia surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Calamia ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Calamia. 36% of Calamia men worked as a Laborer and 38% of Calamia women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Calamia were Operator and Waitress.

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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
    36%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Operator
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    38%
  • Machine Operator
    19%
  • Seamstress
    19%
  • Waitress
    13%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Calamia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Calamia 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 732 immigration records available for the last name Calamia. 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 479 military records available for the last name Calamia. For the veterans among your Calamia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Calamia lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Calamia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Calamia in 1957 was 60, and 76 in 2004.

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