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Calman Name Meaning

Variant of Calaman . English and Scottish: from the Old Norse personal name Kalman derived from Old Irish Colmán ultimately from Latin Columbanus itself from columba ‘dove’ with a clear reference to Saint Columba (521–597) who converted the Picts to Christianity. Scottish: shortened form of McCalman . Altered form of Hungarian Kálmán (see Kalman ).

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

Similar surnames: Calaman, Carman, Dalman, Talman, Waxman, Kallman, Alman, Salman

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Where is the Calman family from?

You can see how Calman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Calman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Calman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 86 Calman families living in London. This was about 46% of all the recorded Calman's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Calman families in 1891.
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What did your Calman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Calman. 100% of Calman men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Calman 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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Music Teacher
  • Laundry Ironer
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Calman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Calman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Calman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 592 military records available for the last name Calman. For the veterans among your Calman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Calman lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Calman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Calman in 1952 was 59, and 85 in 2004.

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