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Kaleta Family History

Kaleta Name Meaning

Polish: from kaleta ‘leather purse’, either a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such purses or a nickname for someone who habitually carried one.

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

Similar surnames: Kalata, Salata, Kalita, Kalka, Kaluza, Kapela, Galea, Kaltz, Kalista

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Where is the Kaleta family from?

You can see how Kaleta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kaleta family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Kaleta families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 23 Kaleta families living in Illinois. This was about 22% of all the recorded Kaleta's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kaleta families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kaleta surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kaleta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kaleta. 28% of Kaleta men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Kaleta women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kaleta were New Worker and Waitress.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Typist
  • Laborer
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kaleta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kaleta 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 742 immigration records available for the last name Kaleta. 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 708 military records available for the last name Kaleta. For the veterans among your Kaleta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kaleta lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kaleta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kaleta in 1942 was 35, and 67 in 2004.

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