Kalka Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Kalka Name Meaning

Polish (also Kalka): nickname for a dirty man, from kalac, kalic ‘to soil’, ‘make dirty’, or perhaps a topographic name from Old Polish kal ‘muddy place’, ‘slough’. Perhaps a respelling of German Kalker, occupational name for a lime burner, from Kalk + the agent suffix -er.

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

Similar surnames: Skalka, Kalk, Galka, Kulka, Kalina, Kafka, Kala, Kauk, Kula, Kara

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Kalka Family Origin

Where is the Kalka family from?

Kalka Family Occupations

What did your Kalka ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kalka occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Kalka's were Farmers. Farmer and Farming were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Kalka.

View Census data for Kalka | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Farming


United States shown, Canada data unavailable

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

Kalka Historical Records

What Kalka family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kalka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kalka census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Kalka

Passenger List

There are 503 immigration records available for the last name Kalka. 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.

View all Kalka immigration records

Draft Card

There are 597 military records available for the last name Kalka. For the veterans among your Kalka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Kalka military records

You've only scratched the surface of Kalka family history.

Kalka Life Expectancy

What is the average Kalka lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kalka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kalka in 1955 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kalka

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kalka 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.

Famous Kalka Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name