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Kalkbrenner Family History

Kalkbrenner Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a lime burner from Middle High German kalc ‘chalk lime’ (see Kalk ) + brenner ‘burner’. Lime (calcium carbonate) is a product of some historical importance obtained from limestone by heating (‘burning’). It had various agricultural domestic and industrial applications including fertilizing soil treating furniture bleaching and making mortar.

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


Similar surnames: Brenner, Steinbrenner, Kaltreider, Finkbeiner, Karchner, Breiner

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Where is the Kalkbrenner family from?

You can see how Kalkbrenner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kalkbrenner family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Kalkbrenner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Kalkbrenner families living in Illinois. This was about 22% of all the recorded Kalkbrenner's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kalkbrenner families in 1880.
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What did your Kalkbrenner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kalkbrenner. 27% of Kalkbrenner men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Kalkbrenner women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kalkbrenner were Machinist 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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Truck Driver
    18%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Machinist
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    60%
  • Clerk
    40%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 487 immigration records available for the last name Kalkbrenner. 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 807 military records available for the last name Kalkbrenner. For the veterans among your Kalkbrenner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kalkbrenner lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kalkbrenner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Kalkbrenner in 1952 was 66, and 77 in 2004.

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