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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage German

Meaning & History

from a Germanized form of Slavic kal "marshland bog" or from Middle High German Middle Low German kalc "lime" and Middle High German meier "tenant farmer" (see Meyer ) hence a distinguishing nickname for a farmer whose farm lay on marshy land or near a lime pit.
Added 12/12/2023 by Paradiso36