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Callens Name Meaning

Dutch and northern French: metronymic from the female personal name Calle, a short form of Katelijne, Dutch equivalent of Catherine.

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


Similar surnames: Collins, Gallen, Hallen, Cassens, Carles, Alles, Dollens, Saelens

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Where is the Callens family from?

You can see how Callens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Callens family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Callens families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Callens family living in Alabama. This was about 25% of all the recorded Callens's in USA. Alabama and 3 other states had the highest population of Callens families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Callens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Callens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Callens. 26% of Callens men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Callens women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Callens were Farm Hand and Housewife. .

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farm Hand
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Laundress
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Callens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Callens 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 726 immigration records available for the last name Callens. 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 397 military records available for the last name Callens. For the veterans among your Callens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Callens lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Callens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Callens in 1963 was 76, and 71 in 2004.

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