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Callander Family History

Callander Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Callendar near Falkirk or Callander in Perthshire. The original form and meaning of both place names is unclear, but it is certain that they were once distinct; later the former name was transferred to Perthshire under the Livingstones, Earls of Linlithgow. Swedish: probably a variant of Carlander, from karl ‘man’ + -ander, ornamental suffix from classical Greek aner, andros ‘man’. Variant spelling of German Kalander (see Kolander). In some instances, probably a variant spelling of English Callender.

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

Similar surnames: Callender, Wallander, Bolander, Melander, Calender, Sealander

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Where is the Callander family from?

You can see how Callander families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Callander family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Callander families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1891 there were 43 Callander families living in Durham. This was about 26% of all the recorded Callander's in the UK. Durham had the highest population of Callander families in 1891.
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What did your Callander ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Manufacturing Ironmonger and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Callander. 50% of Callander men worked as a Manufacturing Ironmonger and 73% of Callander women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Callander were Farmer and Domestic Duties.

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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 1939

  • Manufacturing Ironmonger
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Duties
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Callander. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Callander. For the veterans among your Callander ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Callander lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Callander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Callander in 1954 was 51, and 81 in 2004.

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