Cali Family History

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Cali Name Meaning

Southern Italian (Calì) and Greek (Kalis): from the female personal name Kale, from the feminine form of the adjective kalos ‘good’, ‘beautiful’, or possibly from a shortened form of the male name Kallistos ‘best’.

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

Similar surnames: Calo, Cala, Calia, Celi, Bali, Wali, Cale, Call, Carlin, Papi

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Cali Family Origin

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Cali Family Occupations

What did your Cali ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cali. 26% of Cali men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Cali women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cali were New Worker and New Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Barber
  • Salesman
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
  • Finisher
  • Machine Operator
  • New Worker

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Cali Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Cali. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cali 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Cali. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Cali. For the veterans among your Cali ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cali Life Expectancy

What is the average Cali lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Cali life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Cali in 1950 was 78, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cali ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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