Kalish Family History

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Kalish Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Czech Kališ (see Kalis), Hungarian or Slovak Kalis, or German and Jewish Kalisch.

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

Similar surnames: Kalisch, Kalich, Malish, Kalis, Fabish, Danish, Kish, Kash, Kadish

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Kalish Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kalish name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kalish. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


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Kalish Family Origin

Where is the Kalish family from?

Kalish Family Occupations

What did your Kalish ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kalish family was Farm Laborer. Cap Maker, Clerk In Store and Druggist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kalish. The most common Kalish occupation in the USA was Cap Maker. 6% of Kalish's were Cap Makers.

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  • Cap Maker

  • Clerk In Store

  • Druggist

  • Farm Laborer


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

Kalish Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kalish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kalish 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kalish. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kalish. For the veterans among your Kalish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kalish Life Expectancy

What is the average Kalish lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kalish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Kalish in 1942 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kalish

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kalish 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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