Kalb Family History

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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

What did your Kalb ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Kalb family was Servant. 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.

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  • Laborer

  • Clerk

  • Labourer

  • Servant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kalb ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kalb Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Kalb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kalb 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 Kalb. 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 Kalb. For the veterans among your Kalb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kalb Life Expectancy

What is the average Kalb lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kalb 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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