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Kalka Name Meaning

Polish (also Kalka): nickname for a dirty man, from kalac, kalic ‘to soil’, ‘make dirty’, or perhaps a topographic name from Old Polish kal ‘muddy place’, ‘slough’. Perhaps a respelling of German Kalker, occupational name for a lime burner, from Kalk + the agent suffix -er.

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


Similar surnames: Skalka, Kalk, Galka, Kulka, Kalina, Kafka, Kala, Kauk, Kula, Kara

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Where is the Kalka family from?

You can see how Kalka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kalka family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kalka families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Kalka families living in Texas. This was about 74% of all the recorded Kalka's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Kalka families in 1880.
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What did your Kalka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kalka. 29% of Kalka men worked as a Farmer and 39% of Kalka women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kalka were Proprietor and New Worker.

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    39%
  • Machine Operator
    31%
  • Seamstress
    16%
  • New Worker
    16%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 503 immigration records available for the last name Kalka. 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 597 military records available for the last name Kalka. For the veterans among your Kalka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kalka lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kalka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kalka in 1955 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

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