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Kalb Surname Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German kalp ‘calf’ German Kalb hence either a metonymic occupational name for someone who reared calves or for a butcher or a nickname for a meek or foolish person.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kalp, Salb, Kalk, Kalt, Falb, Kapp, Garb, Kolb, Palm, Kauk

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Where is the Kalb family from?

You can see how Kalb families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kalb family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kalb families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 19 Kalb families living in London. This was about 95% of all the recorded Kalb's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Kalb families in 1891.
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What did your Kalb ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Kalb. 100% of Kalb women worked as an Unpaid 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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Kalb. 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 Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Kalb. For the veterans among your Kalb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kalb lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kalb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kalb in 1955 was 66, and 76 in 2004.

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