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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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You can see how Kalman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kalman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Kalman families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Kalman families living in New York. This was about 30% of all the recorded Kalman's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Kalman families in 1880.
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What did your Kalman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kalman. 15% of Kalman men worked as a Salesman and 10% of Kalman women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kalman were Clerk and Housewife.

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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

  • Salesman
    15%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Proprietor
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 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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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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What is the average Kalman lifespan?

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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