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Kalan Family History

Kalan Name Meaning

Slovenian: topographic name derived from kal ‘shallow pool filled with rainwater’ or a habitational name for someone from any of various places called Kal named with the same word. Czech (Kalán): nickname from Moravian dialect galán ‘young man lover’. Turkish: ornamental name or nickname from kalan ‘remaining surviving’. Iranian: from Persian kalān ‘large great’. Indian (Maharashtra): Bhandari occupational name denoting an official in charge of a treasury. The word kalān is probably from Persian (see 4 above) but it coincides with a Sanskrit word meaning ‘brick sanctuary’ in the form of a tower that hosted the deity in a temple.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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 USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kalan family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Kalan's in USA. New York had the highest population of Kalan families in 1840.
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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 USA 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
  • Salesman
  • Machinist
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleswoman
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
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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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