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The distinguished German surname Kalis is derived from the Celtic word "Gallus," meaning "foreigner, stranger." During the Middle Ages, the name was popular throughout Europe in various forms due to the fame of St. Gall, a 7th century Irish monk. "Kalis" was initially bestowed as a personal name in Germany, and was likely transformed into a surname during the late 11th century.

Kalis Early Origins



The surname Kalis was first found in various regions of Germany. The surname emerged independently in the regions of Bavaria, Pomerania, Silesia, and Oldenburg, creating several branches of the family as early as the 13th century. The young Kalis family was instrumental during this early period, each branch playing a major role in the development of medieval German society in its particular region.

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Kalis Spelling Variations


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Kalis Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gall, Gallus, Gaul, Gaw, Galuska, Galusha, Galuscha, Galluska, Gallusha, Galle, Kala, Kalis and many more.

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Kalis Early History


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Kalis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kalis research. Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1601, 1650, 1812, 1815, 1846, and 1855 are included under the topic Early Kalis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kalis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kalis Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kalis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kalis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lorenz Kalis, who immigrated to Brazil in 1826
  • Martin Kalis, who was naturalized in Illinois in 1891

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kalis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kalis (post 1700)



  • Tomasz Kalis, Polish soldier

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
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    The Kalis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kalis Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 5 November 2014 at 22:10.

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