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Calland Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): unexplained; possibly a variant of Scottish and Irish Callan. French: metonymic occupational name for someone who owned or sailed a large cargo vessel, from a Picard or southern French variant of Old French chaland ‘large cargo vessel’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in Agder and Vestlandet named Kalland or Kaland, generally from Old Norse Kalfaland, a compound of kalfr ‘calf’ + land ‘(piece of) land’.

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


Similar surnames: Garland, Watland, Callard, Belland, Helland, Callan, Madland, Holland

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Where is the Calland family from?

You can see how Calland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Calland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Calland families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Calland families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Calland's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Calland families in 1840.
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What did your Calland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Calland. 30% of Calland men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Calland women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Calland were Miner and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Miner
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    43%
  • Housewife
    29%
  • Stenographer
    29%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Calland. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Calland. For the veterans among your Calland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Calland lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Calland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Calland in 1962 was 93, and 85 in 2004.

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