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Calvert Name Meaning

English (northern): occupational name from Middle English calfhirde from Old English (Anglian) calf ‘calf’ + hierde ‘herdsman’.

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


Similar surnames: Calver, Carver, Culver, Calder, Calbert, Halbert, Covert, Cavett

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Where is the Calvert family from?

You can see how Calvert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Calvert family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Calvert families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 56 Calvert families living in Kentucky. This was about 23% of all the recorded Calvert's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Calvert families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Calvert surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Calvert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Calvert. 21% of Calvert men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Calvert women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Calvert were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%
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Census Records

There are 197,000 census records available for the last name Calvert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Calvert 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Calvert. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Calvert. For the veterans among your Calvert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Calvert lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Calvert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Calvert in 1945 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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