Callander Family History

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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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Callander Family Origin

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Callander Family Occupations

What did your Callander ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Callander occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Callander's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Callander family was Grocer. Farmer, Carter and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Callander.

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  • Farmer

  • Carter

  • Blacksmith

  • Grocer


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Callander Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Callander. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Callander 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 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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Draft Card

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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Callander Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Callander 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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