Kalka Family History

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Kalka Name Meaning

Polish (also Kalka): nickname for a dirty man, from kalac, kalic ‘to soil’, ‘make dirty’, or perhaps a topographic name from Old Polish kal ‘muddy place’, ‘slough’. Perhaps a respelling of German Kalker, occupational name for a lime burner, from Kalk + the agent suffix -er.

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


Similar surnames: Skalka, Kalk, Galka, Kulka, Kalina, Kafka, Kala, Kauk, Kula, Kara

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Kalka Family Origin

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Kalka Family Occupations

What did your Kalka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kalka. 16% of Kalka men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Kalka women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kalka were New Worker and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • New Worker
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Machine Operator
    12%
  • New Worker
    6%
  • Seamstress
    6%

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

Kalka Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kalka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kalka 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 503 immigration records available for the last name Kalka. 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 597 military records available for the last name Kalka. For the veterans among your Kalka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kalka Life Expectancy

What is the average Kalka lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kalka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kalka in 1955 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

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