Kalk Family History
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