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Kalish Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Czech Kališ (see Kalis), Hungarian or Slovak Kalis, or German and Jewish Kalisch.

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


Similar surnames: Kalisch, Kalich, Malish, Kalis, Fabish, Danish, Kish, Kash, Kadish

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Where is the Kalish family from?

You can see how Kalish families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kalish family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kalish families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 23 Kalish families living in New York. This was about 31% of all the recorded Kalish's in USA. New York had the highest population of Kalish families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kalish surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kalish ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kalish. 19% of Kalish men worked as a Salesman and 12% of Kalish women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kalish were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Operator
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kalish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kalish 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kalish. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kalish. For the veterans among your Kalish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kalish lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kalish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Kalish in 1942 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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