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Kalas Name Meaning

Hungarian (Kalász): ethnic name for a member of a Turkic people known as the Kaliz. Czech and Slovak (Kalaš): from the personal name Kála (see Kalis). Finnish: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Kalis, Karas, Balas, Kalan, Palas, Klas, Galas, Kala, Kara, Kulas

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Where is the Kalas family from?

You can see how Kalas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kalas family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Kalas families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Kalas families living in Iowa. This was about 40% of all the recorded Kalas's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Kalas families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kalas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kalas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kalas. 25% of Kalas men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Kalas women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kalas were Proprietor and Stenographer.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Proprietor
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    22%
  • New Worker
    22%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Stenographer
    11%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kalas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kalas 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 785 immigration records available for the last name Kalas. 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 546 military records available for the last name Kalas. For the veterans among your Kalas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kalas lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Kalas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kalas in 1947 was 37, and 79 in 2004.

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