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Kalina Name Meaning

Polish, Czech, and German: from the personal name Kalina, derivative of various personal names, in particular Latin Calixtus (see Kalista) or Aquilinus (see Aquilino). Polish, Czech, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic kalina ‘guelder rose’, ‘snowball tree’. As a Polish and Czech name it is probably topographic; as a Jewish name it is more likely ornamental. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from a place called Kalina or Kalino.

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


Similar surnames: Malina, Macina, Kalin, Kalista, Maline, Marina, Klink, Salina, Kamin

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Where is the Kalina family from?

You can see how Kalina families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kalina family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kalina families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 34 Kalina families living in Illinois. This was about 43% of all the recorded Kalina's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kalina families in 1880.
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What did your Kalina ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kalina. 32% of Kalina men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Kalina women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kalina were Machinist and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Kalina lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Kalina life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Kalina in 1946 was 41, and 81 in 2004.

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