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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Kalb


Kalb, very rare, is present in Italy particularly in Cagliari and Sardinia, a surname of German origin, it should derive from the Germanic word kalb, which means calf, fawn, but is also used in the sense of fool. additions provided by Giuseppe Concas KALB: it is certainly not a Sardinian word: kalb in German means calf. It is assumed that this is a surname from Germany, here in Sardinia, but we do not know when. He is currently present in 12 Italian Municipalities, of which 6 in Sardinia: Cagliari 27, Macomer 6, Pula 6, Selargius 3, Sestu 3, Quartu SE 3: concentrated in the Cagliari area, apart from the 6 of Macomer. In the peninsula they are present in three Lombard Municipalities: Castelleone (CR) 5, Lodi 2, Milan 2; 2 Ligurian Municipalities: Genoa 7, Imperia 2; 1 Municipality of Campania: Salerno 5. We do not know if there are kinship relations between the Kalb resident in Sardinia and those living in the Peninsula. In the USA it is present in almost all the States, with greater diffusion in the States of New York and Ohio (with over 300 families per person).

Bibliographic source' "L'origine dei cognomi Italianim storia ed etimologia" di E. Rossoni disponibile online su: https://archive.org/

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