Kalmar Family History

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Kalmar Name Meaning

Swedish: habitational name from the seaport of Kalmar, which is situated opposite the island of Öland. Hungarian (Kalmár): occupational name from kalmár ‘merchant’ (from Middle High German kram ‘trading post’, ‘tent’).

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


Similar surnames: Kalmer, Kalman, Palmer, Kelman, Kalter, Zalar, Kamara, Kalmus, Almas

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Kalmar Family Origin

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Kalmar Family Occupations

What did your Kalmar ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Company Director and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Kalmar. 40% of Kalmar men worked as a Company Director and 34% of Kalmar women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kalmar were Retail Dealer Drapery S and Housemaid (huagarion)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Company Director
    40%
  • Bank Of England (printing D
    20%
  • Refugee
    20%
  • Retail Dealer Drapery S
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    34%
  • Cook
    12%
  • Cook General
    12%
  • Housemaid (huagarion)
    12%

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

Kalmar Historical Records

What Kalmar family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Kalmar Life Expectancy

What is the average Kalmar lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kalmar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Kalmar in 1962 was 64, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kalmar

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