Call Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McCall. English: from Middle English calle ‘close-fitting cap for women’ (from Old French cale), probably applied as a metonymic occupational name. Compare Cale. Catalan: topographic name from call ‘narrow track’ (Latin callis). Compare Calle. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Koll or Goll.

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

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Call Family Origin

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Call Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Call. The most common Call occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Call's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Call family was Carpenter.

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Call Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Call life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Call in 1947 was 61, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Call

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