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Kalman Name Meaning

Hungarian (Kálmán): from the old Hungarian personal name Kálmán meaning ‘remainder’ (from Turkic kal ‘to remain’) hence a protective name which was given to infants to ward off evil and harmful spirits. In medieval times the name became particularly popular because it was confused with the German Christian name Koloman of Irish origin (see Kolman ). Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Kalmen an everyday form of Kloynemes (from Hebrew Kalonimos which is from Greek kalos ‘lovely’ or kallos ‘beauty’ + onyma ‘name’). This Hebrew name is first recorded in the Talmud and has been used continuously since then. Among Hungarian Jews it was sometimes confused with 1 above.

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

Similar surnames: Kolman, Karman, Salmon, Kelman, Salman, Kamman, Kalan, Kallman

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You can see how Kalman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kalman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Kalman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Kalman families living in Durham. This was about 56% of all the recorded Kalman's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Kalman families in 1891.
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What did your Kalman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Kalman. 100% of Kalman 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Kalman. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kalman. For the veterans among your Kalman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kalman lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Kalman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kalman in 1950 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

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