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Kalan Family History

Kalan Name Meaning

Slovenian: habitational name for someone from any of numerous places called Kal, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a pool or swampy place, Slovenian kal. Czech (Kalán): nickname from Moravian dialect galán ‘young man’, ‘lover’. Czech: from the personal name Kála (see Kalis).

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


Similar surnames: Kalar, Balan, Kalas, Kaplan, Kalen, Kalina, Kalman, Kula, Kalal

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Where is the Kalan family from?

You can see how Kalan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kalan family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kalan families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kalan family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Kalan's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Kalan families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kalan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kalan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleswoman were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kalan. 22% of Kalan men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Kalan women worked as a Saleswoman. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kalan were Operator and Saleslady.

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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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Machinist
    10%
  • Operator
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleswoman
    30%
  • Housekeeper
    30%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Saleslady
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kalan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kalan 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 723 immigration records available for the last name Kalan. 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 513 military records available for the last name Kalan. For the veterans among your Kalan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kalan lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kalan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kalan in 1955 was 55, and 82 in 2004.

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