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Cali Name Meaning

Southern Italian (Calì) and Greek (Kalis): from the female personal name Kale, from the feminine form of the adjective kalos ‘good’, ‘beautiful’, or possibly from a shortened form of the male name Kallistos ‘best’.

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


Similar surnames: Calo, Cala, Calia, Celi, Bali, Wali, Cale, Call, Carlin, Papi

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Where is the Cali family from?

You can see how Cali families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cali family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Cali families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Cali family living in Florida. This was about 50% of all the recorded Cali's in USA. Florida and 1 other state had the highest population of Cali families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cali surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cali ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cali. 26% of Cali men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Cali women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cali were New Worker and New Worker. .

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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
    26%
  • Barber
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • New Worker
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    30%
  • Finisher
    9%
  • Machine Operator
    7%
  • New Worker
    7%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Cali. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cali 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Cali. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Cali. For the veterans among your Cali ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cali lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Cali life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Cali in 1950 was 78, and 80 in 2004.

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