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Kalmus Name Meaning

Polish, Czech, German, Estonian, Jewish (Ashkenazic), and Luxembourgeois: metonymic occupational name for a herbalist, from kalmus ‘calamus’, a plant with medicinal properties, a kind of reed or cane. from the personal name Kalmus, related to Kalman.

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


Similar surnames: Malkus, Kallus, Kalmes, Kalman, Klus, Kalis, Kalfas, Kalmar, Kalas

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Where is the Kalmus family from?

You can see how Kalmus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kalmus family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kalmus families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Kalmus families living in Illinois. This was about 36% of all the recorded Kalmus's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kalmus families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kalmus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kalmus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Helper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kalmus. 39% of Kalmus men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    39%
  • Salesman
    20%
  • Proprietor
    15%
  • Manager
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Helper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kalmus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kalmus census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kalmus. 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 758 military records available for the last name Kalmus. For the veterans among your Kalmus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kalmus lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kalmus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kalmus in 1954 was 73, and 85 in 2004.

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