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Origins of the Calais surname

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About the Calaises

We have a total number of 78 records for people with the last name Calais.

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Where do most Calaises live?

In 1921, most Calaises lived in East.

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Interesting facts about Calaises

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We have 52 records for the Calais surname. The oldest one dates back to 1820.

Who were Calaises most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Calaises.

What are the most common Calais first names?

  • Joseph
  • John
  • Mary
  • Marie

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Common jobs for Calaises

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Calaises in 1921


Dress Maker


General Servant Domestic




Land Holder Of 6 Acres


Common Male occupations for Calaises in 1921


Not Known






Cabinet Maker


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