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Kalis Name Meaning

Dutch, Czech, and Slovak (Kališ): from the Latin personal name Calixtus (see Calixto, Kalista). Latvian: of uncertain etymology, perhaps of the same origin as 1. Hungarian: from a pet form of the Hungarian personal name Kalman.

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


Similar surnames: Valis, Balis, Kales, Kalas, Kulis, Kolis, Kalish, Kallis, Kalina

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Where is the Kalis family from?

You can see how Kalis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kalis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Kalis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Kalis families living in British Columbia. This was about 67% of all the recorded Kalis's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Kalis families in 1911.
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What did your Kalis ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Kalis. .

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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 1921

  • Labourer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kalis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kalis 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kalis. 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 Cards

There are 824 military records available for the last name Kalis. For the veterans among your Kalis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kalis lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kalis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kalis in 1957 was 69, and 75 in 2004.

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