Callender Family History

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Callender Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a person who finished freshly woven cloth by passing it between heavy rollers to compress the weave. The English term for such a worker, calender, is from Old French calandrier, calandreur, from the verb calandrer. Scottish: variant spelling of Callander. Variant spelling of German Kalander (see Kolander).

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

Similar surnames: Callander, Calender, Allender, Challender, Lavender, Calland

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Callender Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Callender name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Callender. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Callender Family Origin

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Callender Family Occupations

What did your Callender ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Callender. A less common occupation for the Callender family was Carpenter. The most common Callender occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Callender's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Callender ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Callender Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Callender. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Callender census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Callender. 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 Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Callender. For the veterans among your Callender ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Callender Life Expectancy

What is the average Callender lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Callender life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Callender in 1949 was 28, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Callender

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Callender ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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