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Kalman Name Meaning

Hungarian (Kálmán): from the old Hungarian personal name Kálmán, meaning ‘remainder’ (from Turkic kal ‘to remain’), hence a protective name, which was given to infants to ward off evil and harmful spirits. In medieval times the name became particularly popular because it was confused with a Christian name of Irish origin; St. Colmán (see Coleman) was an influential Irish missionary to Central Europe in the early 7th century. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Kalmen, an everyday form of Kloynemes (from Hebrew Kalonimos, which is from Greek kalos ‘lovely’ or kallos ‘beauty’ + onyma ‘name’). This Hebrew name is first recorded in the Talmud and has been used continuously since then. Among Hungarian Jews, it was sometimes confused with 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Kolman, Karman, Salmon, Kelman, Salman, Kamman, Kalan, Kallman

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Kalman Family Origin

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Kalman Family Occupations

What did your Kalman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kalman family was Keeping House. The most common Kalman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Kalman's were Farmers. Farmer, Merchant and Drives Milk Wagon were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kalman.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Merchant

    25%
  • Drives Milk Wagon

    13%
  • Keeping House

    13%

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Kalman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kalman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kalman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Kalman. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kalman. For the veterans among your Kalman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kalman Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Kalman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kalman in 1950 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

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