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Calia Family History

Calia Name Meaning

Southern Italian: nickname from medieval Greek kaleas ‘good or beautiful person’ (from kalos ‘good’, ‘beautiful’ + the personalizing suffix -eas).

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


Similar surnames: Cala, Cali, Celia, Cilia, Scalia, Malia, Calo, Caliva, Alia, Cale

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Where is the Calia family from?

You can see how Calia families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Calia family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Calia families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Calia families living in Kentucky. This was about 67% of all the recorded Calia's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Calia families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Calia surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Calia ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Calia. 35% of Calia men worked as a Laborer and 56% of Calia women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Calia were Proprietor and Packer.

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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
    35%
  • New Worker
    18%
  • Tailor
    8%
  • Proprietor
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    56%
  • New Worker
    23%
  • Packer
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Calia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Calia 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 774 immigration records available for the last name Calia. 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 227 military records available for the last name Calia. For the veterans among your Calia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Calia lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Calia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Calia in 1963 was 73, and 71 in 2004.

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