Call Family History

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Call Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McCall. English: from Middle English calle ‘close-fitting cap for women’ (from Old French cale), probably applied as a metonymic occupational name. Compare Cale. Catalan: topographic name from call ‘narrow track’ (Latin callis). Compare Calle. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Koll or Goll.

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

Similar surnames: Coll, Ball, Wall, Fall, Hall, Gall, Cale, Calk, Cull, Cail

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Call Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Call name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Call Family Origin

Where is the Call family from?

Call Family Occupations

What did your Call ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Coal Miner and Engine Fitter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Call. The most common Call occupation in the UK was Labourer. 6% of Call's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Call family was ((Ladies Housekeeper)).

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Engine Fitter

  • ((Ladies Housekeeper))


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

Call Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 129,000 census records available for the last name Call. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Call 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Call. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 40,000 military records available for the last name Call. For the veterans among your Call ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Call Life Expectancy

What is the average Call lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Call life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Call in 1947 was 61, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Call

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Call 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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