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Kalt Family History

Kalt Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: from Middle High German kalt ‘cold’, probably applied as a nickname for someone who felt the cold or for someone with an unfriendly disposition.

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


Similar surnames: Kalp, Kalb, Halt, Kalk, Walt, Kant, Katt, Kast, Kapp, Kaut

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Where is the Kalt family from?

You can see how Kalt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kalt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Kalt families were found in and the USA in 1880and the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 39 Kalt families living in New York. This was about 24% of all the recorded Kalt's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Kalt families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kalt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kalt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kalt. 21% of Kalt men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Kalt women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kalt were Office Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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
    21%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Office Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    16%
  • New Worker
    12%
  • Saleslady
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kalt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kalt 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 891 immigration records available for the last name Kalt. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kalt. For the veterans among your Kalt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kalt lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kalt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Kalt in 1962 was 73, and 62 in 2004.

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