History of your Surname
Get access to Calico family records.Start a free trial

Calico Family History

Calico Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of English Calcote. Compare Callicoat.

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

Similar surnames: Alice, Catino, Climo, Califf, Balich, Malich, Amico, Lalich, Galica

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Calico family from?

You can see how Calico families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Calico family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Calico families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Calico families living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Calico's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Calico families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Calico surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Calico ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Calico. 54% of Calico men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Calico women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Calico were Salesman and Maid.

View Census data for Calico | Data not to scale

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

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Proprietor
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Cook
  • Saleslady
  • Maid
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Calico family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Calico. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Calico census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Calico

Passenger Lists

There are 117 immigration records available for the last name Calico. 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.

View all Calico immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 347 military records available for the last name Calico. For the veterans among your Calico ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Calico military records

You've only scratched the surface of Calico family history.

Discover More

What is the average Calico lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Calico life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Calico in 1964 was 47, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Calico

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Calico family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial