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Calmes Name Meaning

French: topographic name for a person living on a high barren plateau a derivative of the pre-Latin term calmis or a habitational name from some minor place in southern France so named. Luxembourgish German and French (Lorraine; of German origin): variant of Kalmes and in North America (also) an altered form of this.

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


Similar surnames: Palmer, Cales, Camps, Balmes, Calais, Balmer, Sales, Valdes, Scales

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Where is the Calmes family from?

You can see how Calmes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Calmes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Calmes families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Calmes families living in Kentucky. This was about 25% of all the recorded Calmes's in USA. Kentucky and 2 other states had the highest population of Calmes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Calmes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Calmes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Calmes. 28% of Calmes men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Calmes women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Calmes were Proprietor and Farming. .

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farming
    16%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    18%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Farming
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Calmes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Calmes 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 377 immigration records available for the last name Calmes. 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 941 military records available for the last name Calmes. For the veterans among your Calmes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Calmes lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Calmes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Calmes in 1947 was 24, and 78 in 2004.

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