Kalk Family History

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Kalk Name Meaning

German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a lime burner, from Middle High German kalc ‘lime’ (a loanword from Latin calx), Middle Dutch calk. Lime is a white calcium oxide obtained by heating limestone (see Kalkbrenner). German: of Slavic origin; unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Kauk, Falk, Kalb, Kalp, Balk, Sack, Kage, Kark, Kalka, Kalt

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Kalk Family Origin

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Kalk Family Occupations

What did your Kalk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kalk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Kalk's were Farmers. Farmer, Butter & Cheese and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kalk. A less common occupation for the Kalk family was Clerk In Store.

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  • Farmer

  • Butter & Cheese

  • Carpenter

  • Clerk In Store


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

Kalk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kalk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kalk 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kalk. 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 Kalk. For the veterans among your Kalk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kalk Life Expectancy

What is the average Kalk lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Kalk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kalk in 1947 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kalk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kalk 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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