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Kalk Name Meaning

German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a lime burner, from Middle High German kalc ‘lime’ (a loanword from Latin calx), Middle Dutch calk. Lime is a white calcium oxide obtained by heating limestone (see Kalkbrenner). German: of Slavic origin; unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Kauk, Falk, Kalb, Kalp, Balk, Sack, Kage, Kark, Kalka, Kalt

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Where is the Kalk family from?

You can see how Kalk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kalk family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kalk families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 55 Kalk families living in Wisconsin. This was about 63% of all the recorded Kalk's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Kalk families in 1880.
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What did your Kalk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kalk. 31% of Kalk men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Kalk women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kalk were Machinist and Switchboard Operator.

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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
    31%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Switchboard Operator
    8%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kalk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kalk 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kalk. 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 Kalk. For the veterans among your Kalk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kalk lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Kalk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kalk in 1947 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

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