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Kalin Family History

Kalin Name Meaning

Slovenian: nickname from kalin ‘bullfinch’ denoting someone thought to resemble a bullfinch in some way (for unknown reasons it is metaphorically used as a nickname for a cunning fellow or a cheat a swindler and in former times also for a simpleton). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Kalina . Turkish (Kalın): nickname from kalın ‘stout’.

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

Similar surnames: Kamin, Karlin, Kalina, Galin, Kaplin, Kalan, Falin, Belin, Balin

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Where is the Kalin family from?

You can see how Kalin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kalin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Kalin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 18 Kalin families living in Kentucky. This was about 47% of all the recorded Kalin's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Kalin families in 1880.
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What did your Kalin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kalin. 14% of Kalin men worked as a Salesman and 14% of Kalin women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kalin were Machinist and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kalin. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kalin. For the veterans among your Kalin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kalin lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kalin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kalin in 1957 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

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