Kalmer Family History

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Kalmer Name Meaning

perhaps a nickname from Thuringian dialect galmer ‘yellowhammer’, equivalent to Goldammer in standard German, which is found as a surname in eastern parts of the country. Alternatively it could be a habitational name for someone from Kalme near Wolfenbüttel, Lower Saxony. Perhaps an altered spelling of Kalmar.

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

Similar surnames: Kaller, Palmer, Kalter, Kalmar, Kummer, Almer, Kamer, Kasmer, Balmer

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Kalmer Family Origin

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Kalmer Family Occupations

What did your Kalmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kalmer family was Chair Manuf.. Farmer, Blacksmith and Catholic Priest were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kalmer. The most common Kalmer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Kalmer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Catholic Priest

  • Chair Manuf.


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Kalmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kalmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kalmer 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 450 immigration records available for the last name Kalmer. 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 191 military records available for the last name Kalmer. For the veterans among your Kalmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kalmer Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kalmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kalmer in 1953 was 53, and 65 in 2004.

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