Kalb Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German kalp ‘calf’, German Kalb, hence either a metonymic occupational name for someone who reared calves or a nickname for a meek or foolish person. Arabic: from kalb ‘dog’; one of several Arabic protective names that were supposed to frighten the jinn.

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


Similar surnames: Kalp, Salb, Kalk, Kalt, Falb, Kapp, Garb, Kolb, Palm, Kauk

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Kalb Family Origin

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Kalb Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    40%
  • Clerk

    20%
  • Labourer

    20%
  • Servant

    20%

In 1881, Laborer, Clerk and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kalb. The most common Kalb occupation in Canada was Laborer. 40% of Kalb's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Kalb family was Servant.

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Kalb Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, Kalb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kalb in 1955 was 66, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kalb

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