Kala Family History

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Kala Name Meaning

Indian (Andhra Pradesh): Hindu name from Sanskrit kala with several meanings, including ‘art’, ‘skill’, and ‘a part of division of something’. Indian (Panjab): Hindu (Brahman) name of unknown origin. Indian (Kashmir): variant of Kalla. Polish: see Kalis.

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

Similar surnames: Kata, Kalla, Bala, Kara, Kale, Vala, Gala, Cala, Kalas, Lala

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Kala Family Origin

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Kala Family Occupations

What did your Kala ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kala. 52% of Kala men worked as a Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Labor
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Packer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kala Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kala. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kala 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 987 immigration records available for the last name Kala. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kala. For the veterans among your Kala ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kala Life Expectancy

What is the average Kala lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Kala in 1962 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kala 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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