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Kalp Family History

Kalp Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German kalp ‘calf’ German Kalb probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for someone who reared calves or for a butcher (see Kalb ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kalb, Karp, Kamp, Kalt, Kapp, Kalk, Kelp, Kulp, Palm, Kell

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Where is the Kalp family from?

You can see how Kalp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kalp family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kalp families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Kalp families living in Ohio. This was about 33% of all the recorded Kalp's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kalp families in 1840.
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What did your Kalp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kalp. 25% of Kalp men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Kalp women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kalp were Owner 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Coal Loader
  • Owner

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kalp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kalp 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 117 immigration records available for the last name Kalp. 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 252 military records available for the last name Kalp. For the veterans among your Kalp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kalp lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kalp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Kalp in 1962 was 80, and 84 in 2004.

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