nickname surname; it is derived from a nickname given to the original bearer. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. In this case, the nickname is derived from the German word "kahl," which means "bald."
Early Origins of the Kahlen family
Silesia include Nickel Kaler of Glatz (c.1384,) and Frenczel Kaler of Goerlitz (c.1434).
Early History of the Kahlen family
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Kahlen Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kahlen, Kahllen, Kahkenbach and others.
Early Notables of the Kahlen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kahlen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Clothilde Kahlen, who came to America in 1849; Mary Kahlen, who came to New York, NY in 1854; and Heinrich Kahlenbach, who came to New York, NY in 1851..
Contemporary Notables of the name Kahlen (post 1700)
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